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Posts from the ‘Findings and Views’ Category

Article | Modelling the number of quitters needed to achieve New Zealand’s Smokefree 2025 goal for Maori and non-Maori

In this modelling study, the ASPIRE2025 and BODE3 research groups found that to achieve the Smokefree 2025 Goal, there would need to be additional averages of 8400 Māori long-term quitters per year and 8800 extra non-Māori quitters per year during 2018 to 2025.

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Op-ed | Smoking elimination impetus must persist

This opinion piece, written by the co-Directors of ASPIRE2025, discusses tobacco taxes and bold measures required to realising the Government’s smoke-free 2025 goal.

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Article | Why has adolescent smoking declined dramatically?

This recently published article in BMJ Open considers the decline in adolescent smoking in New Zealand.

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Blog | Tobacco product innovation in a smokefree world. Oxymoron or commercial cynicism?

Despite their public statements, tobacco companies continue to develop new products, such as flavour capsule cigarettes, that enhance smoking’s appeal. In this Public Health Expert blog, ASPIRE2025 researchers Janet Hoek and Philip Gendall report on their recently published study that examined how flavour capsule cigarettes appeal to non-smokers and smokers.

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Article | Estimating the effect of a potential policy to restrict tobacco retail availability in New Zealand

This study examined the possible impact on tobacco outlet density in New Zealand of a policy preventing new retail outlets from selling tobacco, but allowing existing retail outlets to continue selling tobacco until they ceased trading or relocated.

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