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Article | An analysis of tobacco placement in YouTube cartoon series The Big Lez Show

This paper, recently published in Nicotine and Tobacco Research, investigates how social media platforms such as YouTube provide largely unregulated opportunities for covert tobacco product placement that immerse viewers in evolving narratives and surrounding fan-created material.

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Seminar | “The Lesser Evil” : Communicating about comparative risks of electronic and combusted cigarettes

Dr Lucy Popova's talk will present the results of qualitative studies and randomized controlled experiments on messages communicating comparative risk of electronic and combusted cigarettes and discuss promising strategies.

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ASPIRE 2025 Recognised for Tobacco Control Excellence

ASPIRE 2025 has received the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand President’s Award, which recognised the research theme’s “exemplary efforts and achievements in the field of smoking cessation and tobacco control”.

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Seminar | The commercial tobacco use epidemic among Indigenous Peoples

This seminar will be held Friday 5 April, and features presentations from three international speakers: Dr Raglan Maddox; Assoc. Prof Ray Lovett; and, Dr Janet Smylie.

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Letter | Smokefree signage at railway stations: a survey of 54 stations in 11 local government areas

There is ongoing good progress with smokefree areas in NZ – but still some substantial scope for improving things at railway stations as per this letter published in the NZ Medical Journal

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