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Debate | Should Smokefree 2025 be achieved; and if so how?

Richard Edwards of ASPIRE 2025 and Nick Wilson of BODE3 took part in a debate on September 24 organised by LEANZ (Law and Economics Association of New Zealand) with the motion: “Should Smokefree 2025 be achieved; and if so how?”. Further details and the slides from the presentations are available by clicking the link: 'read more' below.

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Article | Beliefs among Adult Smokers and Quitters about Nicotine and De-nicotinized Cigarettes in the 2016-17 ITC New Zealand survey

A newly published paper from the NZ ITC project found high levels of support among smokers for removing the nicotine from cigarettes to make them less addictive, and strong interest in trying such products.

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Whakahā o Te Pā Harakeke ropū launches tobacco research programme

On Thursday 22nd of August, the tobacco control sector and community members were welcomed onto Kōkiri Marae to celebrate the launch of Whakahā o Te Pā Harakeke; a five-year research programme funded by the Health Research Council.

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Article | BAT(NZ) draws on cigarette marketing tactics to launch Vype in New Zealand

This new “Industry Watch” in Tobacco Control explores how BAT(NZ) has drawn on familiar tobacco marketing strategies to launch Vype, a new e-cigarette device. Many of the promotion activities use social media, linked to key events, to target young adults. Marketing supporting Vype appears to breach BAT’s vapour products marketing principles.

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News | New data on e-cigarette use among New Zealand adults

Around one in six New Zealand adults have tried e-cigarettes but only 2 per cent are using them currently, a national survey has found.

“This nationally representative survey of adult New Zealanders gives us a snapshot for how the use of e-cigarettes is developing,” Professor Richard Edwards explains.

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