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Blog I Regulating vaping and new nicotine products: Are tobacco companies’ goals aligned with public health objectives?

In this University of Otago Public Health Expert blog, ASPIRE researchers Lindsay Robertson, Janet Hoek, Anna Gilmore, Richard Edwards and Anaru Waa explore what BAT's internal documents reveal about their motivations on vaping and related products.

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Call for public submissions: Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Bill.

Recently the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Bill was introduced to parliament. Public submissions are now being called for the bill and these close on 1 April.

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Seminar | Working towards a Smokefree future: what does the research tell us?

Join us in person or by weblink for this ASPIRE2025 seminar in Rotorua on Friday 20 March to hear the latest research on working towards a smokefree future.

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Blog | Tobacco Excise Taxes and the Smokefree 2025 Goal: Some Ways Forward

In this blog, ASPIRE researchers, Janet Hoek, Richard Edwards, George Thomson, Andrew Waa, Nick Wilson, explore how allocating a proportion of tobacco tax revenue to assist smokers, and funding other complementary measures, could help avoid unintended outcomes and support continuation of an effective policy intervention.

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Article | How would the tobacco retail landscape change if tobacco was only sold through liquor stores, petrol stations or pharmacies?

This article, published today in the Australian and New Zealand Medical Journal of Public Health, undertook a geospatial analysis of policy options for restricting tobacco policy in New Zealand. The research examines the potential impact of tobacco being available only from pharmacies, only from liquor stores, or only from petrol stations.

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