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Article | A gift and a burden: the purchase and distribution of duty-free tobacco and its potential impact upon Pacific people in New Zealand.

This study examines the purchase and distribution of duty-free tobacco by Pacific people, whether it is being used as a strategy to circumvent the tobacco excise tax increases and how duty-free cigarette sales are perceived within the Pacific community

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Letter | Public Attitudes to New Smokefree Outdoor Places Policies in New Zealand: An Analysis of 217 Online Comments

In this letter to the NZ Medical Journal, ASPIRE2025 researchers discuss their investigation into whether online material could be used to explore attitudes to smoking in, and smokefree policies for, outdoor areas.

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Article | Measuring visual exposure to smoking behaviours: A viewshed analysis of smoking at outdoor bars and cafes across a capital city’s downtown area.

New research from the ASPIRE2025 team at the University of Otago, Wellington has for the first time anywhere mapped the visibility of smoking in city streets.

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Letter | The need for sustainable regulation of tobacco products

In this letter published in the British Medical Journal, ASPIRE2025 researchers discuss New Zealand's new Psychoactive Substances Act and say that few of the restrictions in this new act apply to tobacco sales in New Zealand.

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Opinion | ‘Arguments’ smoke and mirrors

In this op-ed to the Otago Daily Times, Professor Janet Hoek defends the University of Otago's smoke-free policy from criticism it impinges on minority freedoms.

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