Welcome to Lung Foundation New Zealand

Welcome to Lung Foundation New Zealand

Lung Foundation NZ is an independent non-government organisation dedicated to promoting healthy lungs and early detection of lung disease (including lung cancer, NZ’s biggest cancer killer).

The Foundation advocates on a range of issues, including access to more effective funded treatments, an increase in research funding and a commitment to making Aotearoa a Smokefree nation by 2025.

The organisation forms part of a global movement committed to all aspects of lung health and it will collaborate with organisations that share similar objectives.

 

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Submission to the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Bill

LFNZ is strongly in favour of resourcing programmes that increase complete smoking cessation, rather than encouraging people who smoke to switch their nicotine addiction. The scientific evidence regarding the effectiveness of vaping (Electronic Nicotin…

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Without Keytruda, 30 deaths a week from lung cancer

We acknowledge this Radio NZ follow-up report by Guyon Espiner. We also acknowledge Medical Oncologist, Dr Laird Cameron for his leadership by speaking about the inequity that exists in NZ with access to precision medicines, namely immunotherapy. https…

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Letter to Pharmac from Prof. Tony Mok, a world-renowned expert in precision medicine for lung cancer.

Professor Tony Mok of Hong Kong wrote to Pharmac in support of Lung Foundation New Zealand, because he was deeply concerned to hear the proposed Request for Proposal (RFP) for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been further delayed. Click to view h…

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