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Posts from the ‘Findings and Views’ Category

Blog | Five Strategic Approaches to Achieving the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Goal

The new NZ Government is committed to urgently developing an Action Plan for achieving the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Goal. A new blog from members of ASPIRE 2025 and BODE3 sets out five potential strategies for achieving this important health and equity goal which could be included in the new action plan.

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Article | Analysis of on-pack messages for e-liquids: a discrete choice study

Policy makers face the challenge of supporting switching among people who smoke while deterring uptake among those who do not. In an HRC-funded study, Otago researchers tested different on-pack messaging that could be used on ENDS products to achieve these two outcomes. Read more

Blog | ‘What does the 2019/20 NZ Health Survey tell us about progress towards a Smokefree Aotearoa?”

The latest NZ Health Survey data continues to show encouraging reductions in smoking prevalence. However, progress remains inadequate to achieve the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 goal with persisting disparities in smoking, particularly for Māori and Pacific peoples.

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Article | Bar Atmospherics and Smoking: A Qualitative Analysis of New Zealand Young Adult Smokers

ASPIRE researchers have published a new paper exploring how outdoor bar settings facilitate and normalise smoking among young adults. Read more

News | Otago Medical School Award for Best Research Paper

The ASPIRE 2025 Co-Directors congratulate Mei-Ling Blank, a Research Fellow in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, who last week received the Otago Medical School Award for “Best Research Paper”. Mei-Ling’s paper, entitled: Roll-your-own smokers’ reactions to cessation-efficacy messaging integrated into tobacco packaging design: A sequential mixed-methods study, was published in Tobacco Control.

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