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Posts from the ‘Findings and Views’ Category

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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Editorial | Hardening is dead, long live softening; time to focus on reducing disparities in smoking

This editorial responds to a new study refuting the ‘hardening’ hypothesis - a hypothesis that states as smoking prevalence declines, the proportion of ‘hard-core’ smokers increases. Richard Edwards of ASPIRE 2025 argues that the evidence from many different countries points instead towards ‘softening’ of the smoker population as they smoke less cigarettes and become more motivated to quit.

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Report | ASPIRE2025 Annual Report for 2018

We are delighted to share with you the 2018 ASPIRE2025 Annual Report, which highlights the many and varied outputs from a year of intensive work, by a team inspired to achieve the Smokefree2025 goal.

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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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