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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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News | HRC funding success; Whakahā o Te Pā Harakeke research programme announced

With our partners, Hāpai te Hauora, Kōkiri Marae Keriana Olsen Trust, and ESR, ASPIRE2025 is thrilled to announce we have received a Health Research Council programme grant. The Whakahā o Te Pā Harakeke programme aims to develop evidence that will close smoking disparities, particularly for Māori and Pasifika. Our work strives to enhance how tobacco control evidence is used in decision making and accelerate progress towards a Smokefree Aotearoa.

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