A study of bus stops in the Wellington Region has identified high levels of smoking around other people and high levels of butt littering.
A novel trial led by ASPIRE2025 researcher, Dr Brent Caldwell, has been underway for a month at Queensgate mall in Lower Hutt and has seen 256 smokers take up the chance to try nicotine replacement therapy on the spur of the moment.
This research led by ASPIRE2025 researcher Louise Marsh, examined 1) the extent and nature of smokefree outdoor area (SFOA) policies in New Zealand, and 2) the process of developing, implementing and promoting compliance with a SFOA policy.
Personal View | Roll your own cigarettes are less natural and at least as harmful as factory rolled tobacco
Poorer smokers may favour “roll your own” and many falsely believe that use of loose tobacco is less dangerous than factory-made cigarettes, writes ASPIRE2025 director, Richard Edwards in a Personal View published in the British Medical Journal.