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Opinion | Protect our children: standardise tobacco packaging now

Once a leader on tobacco regulation, NewZealand has fallen behind, write ASPIRE2025 co-directors, Richard Edwards and Janet Hoek in this opinion piece.

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Seminar | Tobacco taxation: How can it best be used to help achieve a Smokefree Aotearoa?

This seminar by Professor Frank Chaloupka will be held on 9 October and is not to be missed. Register now to attend or view by web-conference.

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Article | Attitudes to smoke-free outdoor regulations in the USA and Canada: a review of 89 surveys

Substantial and growing public support for outdoor smokefree areas in the USA and Canada is shown in this collaborative study between the University of Otago, Wellington and University of Alberta, Canada.

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Article | Non-daily, low-rate daily and high-rate daily smoking in young adults: A 17 year follow-up

Young people who have a cigarette occasionally—even just at weekends— have almost four times the odds of becoming a daily smoker by their late 30s compared to non-smokers.

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Article | Youth Preferences for Roll-Your-Own Versus Factory-Made Cigarettes: Trends and Associations in Repeated National Surveys (2006–2013) and Implications for Policy

This study investigated trends in roll-your-own (RYO) and factory-made (FM) cigarette use over time among youth in New Zealand (NZ), a high RYO use country. It also explored factors associated with RYO use such as source of supply and differential tax increases.

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