'Kei tawhiti tonu' te whai kia auahi kore ai hei te 2025

Taroi Black

He kaipaipa a Arnah Rewha, ā e mea ana, ka tahuri pū ia ki te kaipaipa hiko, mēnā ka whakakīa e te kāwanatanga ngā whāruarua e whai mātauranga ai te iwi mō ngā pānga kino o te momi paipa hiko. He kōrero tēnei i te wā e āta titiro ana ngā mātanga auahi kore ki ngā āhuatanga o te kaipaipa hiko. 

“Ki ahau nei, mai i te hā ki roto kua tau taku wairua. Kua tau taku manawa, kua tau te wā,” te kī a Rewha.

Tokoiwa ngā tamariki a Rewha kua tekau tau e momi hikareti ana, ā kaare ia i te whakaae, ka auahi kore ai a Aotearoa hei te tau rua mano, e rua tekau mā rima. 

“It has taken 7 generations for our people to get to addiction and for it to be taken out so fast and so rapidly that will turn people to something of a higher quality.”

Tērā hoki te ripoata nā ASH NZ and End Smoking New Zealand mo ngā painga ki te kaihikareti ka huri ki te kaipaipa hiko. 

Hei tā Rewha, “I'll prefer to have vapes that have oils produced here in New Zealand and have more education around what safe vaping is.”  

“I think they've recognized they're not going to hit the smokefree goals they've had for 2025. They are a long way off,” te whakapae a David Sweanor, ahorangi ture nō te Whare Wānanga o Ottawa.

E mahi tahi ana te kairangahau a Sweanor ki ngā kamupene kaipaipa hiko o Aotearoa, ā e āki ana i te kāwanatanga ki te whakakaha ake i tana whakaputa kōrero mā te hapori kaipaipa.

“They are particularly off with Māori population. When we have the rates of smoking in an excessive 30% with a plan to get that to 5% in half a decade.”

Ko Hāpai Te Hauora kei te arataki i ngā rōpū hauora Māori e awhi ana i te hunga kai hikareti kia tahuri ki te paipa hiko, ā e ai ki a rātou ka kore ngā tatauranga e heke iho i te whakakorenga o ngā momo rekareka.  

Ko Mihi Blair, te Tāhuhu Rangapū o Hāpai Te Hauora. Hei tāna, “What we do know is that flavours are really important in the interview to start quitting and if they ban it then we know they're going to go back to tobacco and who’s winning? Tobacco companies, not our people.”

I tēnei wiki, i puta te whakapae i ētahi pūrongo i tāwāhi, tekau mā iwa kua mate i Amerika, ā kotahi māno e mate pūkahukahu ana nā te kaipaipa hiko te take. 

Heoi anō ki Te Ūpoko o te Ika, e āki ana te Minita Take Hauora i te hunga whai pānga ki te tuku kōrero mō te pire i tana ahunga atu ki te Komiti Whāiti, ki reira tohea ai te korenga o ngā tikanga mō te kai paipa hiko, mō ngā taputapu kaipai hiko anō hoki i Aotearoa. 

“I do know friends that have tried vaping but they've gone back to cigarettes and that's due to the lack of nicotine,” te kī a Rewha.

E matapae ana te Minita, taihoa ake nei te pire ka tau ki mua i te whare.