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Health Coalition Aotearoa Annual Report 2023


Submission on Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Smoked Tobacco) Amendment Bill

Health Coalition Aoteaora (HCA) Smokefree Expert Advisory Group provided a comprehensive submission on the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Smoked Tobacco) Amendment Bill 2022 in August 2022. A separate submission on the Smokefree 2025 Plan was attached as an appendix, providing more detailed evidence supporting the three key priority measures supported by this Bill.

HCA welcomed the Bill’s measures, which, combined with existing comprehensive tobacco control policies will continue to improve the health of all New Zealanders and reduce inequities for many years to come. However, HCA called for specific improvements to vaping regulations to better protect school-aged children from vaping harm and specifically nicotine addiction.

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Expanding Ka Ora Ka Ako

Results from the Talbot Mills Research nation-wide online survey. When asked to rank seven specific aspects of the cost of living in terms of how urgent they are, affordable healthy food was ranked number one by 49% of respondents and 63% of respondents support expanding the free health school lunches programme to include at least half of schools.

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2023 Prevention Brief

This outlines the flagship policies of our panels and the necessary priority actions the government must take to tackle harmful commodities in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Food EPI 2023

The Food EPI Report assesses the Government’s progress on implementing recommended food environment policies and priority recommendations. 

This work is spearheaded by Food Policy Expert Panel co-chair Dr Sally Mackay and puts a crucial focus on the state of food policy in Aotearoa, as well as offering recommendations to achieve the health, environment and equity goals that our food systems are capable of. 

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