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Event | Smokefree 2025 Research Symposium

ASPIRE2025 and NIHI are delighted to announce our 3rd tobacco control research symposium. We invite our many colleagues and friends who share our commitment to a Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025 to join us.

Date:    Friday 9 November 2018
Time:    9.30am registration for 10am start. Finish around 5pm
Place:   University of Otago, Wellington, 23a Mein St, Newtown.
Cost:     $60 to cover catering and other costs
Register: Please register here before Wednesday 7 November 2018. Places are limited.

What the day will hold

Following an opening address by Dr Ashley Bloomfield Director-General of Health), leading smokefree researchers from ASPIRE2025 and NIHI will update you on their latest research across all areas of tobacco control.

Plus you will enjoy a lively panel discussion looking at new and emerging products and the role these play in reaching (or not) 2025?

The final programme will be confirmed shortly. Draft topics for presentation include:

ASPIRE2025 short presentations

  • Modelling of Māori/Non-Māori quit rates required for 2025
  • Butting out: Perceptions of and support for tobacco product waste strategies
  • ITC project further first-wave findings: Support for ASAP action plan recommendations
  • RYO packaging and improving cessation efficacy
  • INSPIRED –key points from other countries with endgames and lessons learnt
  • Adolescent risk behaviours: Analyses of ASH Y10 data

NIHI short presentations

  • Betel nut (used with and without tobacco) in the Pacific, and it’s relevance to New Zealand.
  • The RAUORA trial: Cytisine versus varenicline for smoking cessation for Māori and their whānau:  Design and challenges.
  • Use of e-cigarettes and conventional cigarettes in youth aged 14-15 years in New Zealand: findings from repeated cross-sectional studies.
  • The STATUS trial: Trials and tribulations of delivering a smoking cessation intervention in mental health and addiction services.
  • NZ Community pharmacist’s knowledge and perceptions of e-cigarettes.
  • Adherence to smoking cessation medications

Plus ten rapid-fire presentations

  • Prevalence and characteristics of tobacco purchases in convenience stores: A post-purchase intercept survey in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Smoking and drinking patterns among Māori/non-Māori
  • BODE3 intervention league table results for various tobacco control interventions
  • Population level cessation help and the importance of smokefree life for quitting
  • Flavour capsule cigarettes – how tobacco companies are still innovating with smoked tobacco
  • Systematic review of smoking cessation research in low and middle income countries
  • Cytisine as an alternative smoking cessation product for Pacific smokers in New Zealand.
  • Systematic review of smoking cessation apps
  • Evaluation of the ‘Let’s Kick Butt’ Programme.
  • Are e-cigarettes a feasible and acceptable treatment option for smoking cessation and harm reduction in alcohol and other drug treatment services

Opportunity to display your research poster

We invite researchers who would like to display a research poster to indicate this on your registration form. Please also let us know if you are currently undertaking a Masters/PhD or have completed a Masters/PhD within the past 5 years to be eligible for an Emerging Researcher Poster Award.


We hope you can join us for what will be a very valuable and interesting day.

Please register here before Wednesday 7 November

Please note: This symposium is not open to individuals who have any affiliations, current or previous, with any tobacco company, who are associated directly or indirectly with any tobacco company, or who receive funding directly or indirectly from any tobacco company.

For more information, please contact:
Fran Wright
University of Otago, Wellington



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