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Article | Going ‘Super Value’ in New Zealand: cigarette pricing strategies during a period of sustained annual excise tax increases

ASPIRE researchers recently found that tobacco companies have undermined the intended impact of excise taxes by creating new lower-priced brands or brand variants, and by manipulating excise tax increases in their brand pricing.

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Webinar | “Not a cigarette, not an e-cigarette”: IQOS marketing strategy and responses

Dr Minji Kim will discuss how IQOS is being marketed globally, how tobacco users respond to these marketing strategies and how Twitter users discuss the product.

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News | Janet Hoek of ASPIRE 2025 wins national Critic and Conscience of Society Award

Professor Janet Hoek, co-director of the ASPIRE 2025 Research Centre and of the Whakahā o to Pā Harakeke Research Programme has been awarded a prestigious national prize - the 2022 Critic and Conscience of Society Award. 

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Webinar | Navigating FCTC Article 5.3 as New Zealand introduces tobacco endgame legislation

Chris Bostic and Deborah Sy will examine Article 5.3 (industry interference) of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and the formal Implementation Guidelines, how they have been implemented globally, and how they might be used to minimize the industry’s impact in New Zealand, particularly given the country’s laudable efforts toward inclusion and transparency.

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News | Aotearoa New Zealand research features strongly in 30th anniversary edition of leading tobacco control journal

The March issue of leading smokefree journal Tobacco Control features a collection of articles on key current issues and debates in which Aotearoa New Zealand authors and content are strongly represented. Read more and access the articles here.