Lung Health

Submission for the Inquiry into health inequities for Maori

Lung Foundation New Zealand, filed a submission for the inquiry into health inequities for Maori, which has been led by the Maori Affairs Committee. LFNZ presented to the committee on Monday 4th November and answered questions pertaining to its submission. We hope this inquiry will help NZ take the bold steps ahead that will eliminate […]

Our submission to the Health Select Committee

We recently presented to the Health Select Committee. Sincere thanks to the many brave patients and carers for their letters, which highlight the terrible inequity that exists for lung cancer in NZ. Click to view our submission – 2019 July – Lung Foundation NZ – Health Select Committee – Hearing for Lung Cancer Petition Petition […]

Sign our Petition

Please stand with us by signing this petition. Together we can call on the Government to declare lung cancer a health priority and to approve additional budget for Pharmac to fund lung cancer medications, including Keytruda, Alectinib, Osimertinib and Crizotinib, for all Kiwis with advanced lung cancer, irrespective of socio-economic status. https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/petitions/document/PET_86322/petition-of-philip-hope-for-lung-foundation-new-zealand?fbclid=IwAR0Er6gNod70xvpB1kq3bBVa0LExrfq8GSWo7Gv3KvV-Jr9vwb8mL-NsrDs

Submission to Pharmac – includes letters from lung cancer patients

Lung Foundation NZ has filed a submission with Pharmac, urging them to do better for lung cancer – NZ’s Biggest Cancer Killer. A staggering imbalance exists, because of underfunding by Pharmac. For example; the top 3 lung cancer drugs reimbursed in NZ, represents less than 3% of the top 5 cancer drugs funded, despite lung […]

TV ONE, Seven Sharp observes World Smokefree Day

Seven Sharps reporter Mike Thorpe takes a look at World Smokefree Day and this included an interview with Medical Director of Lung Foundation New Zealand, Assoc. Prof. of Oncology Chris Atkinson. https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/seven-sharp/clips/a-reformed-smoker-s-guide-to-kicking-the-habit-that-s-bad-for-your-health

World Smokefree Day on the AM Show & RadioLIVE

World Smokefree Day with Duncan Garner, Amanda Gillies and Mark Richardson. Lung Foundation NZ, CEO Philip Hope says very little of the money the Government raises through its ever-growing tobacco tax is actually spent on helping people quit. “The Government generates $1.9 billion from tobacco taxes each year – 3 percent of that is directed […]

World Smokefree Day, 31st May 2018

Today we observe World Smokefree Day, which is a great opportunity for people who smoke to think about quitting… World Smokefree Day also acknowledges the important role partners of smokers have with supporting someone they care about to quit with help from a healthcare professional. See below for information – https://www.smokefree.org.nz/help-advice/helping-others-to-be-smokefree https://quit.org.nz/en/helping-others-quit