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Posts from the ‘Findings and Views’ Category

Blog | Tobacco Excise Taxes and the Smokefree 2025 Goal: Some Ways Forward

In this blog, ASPIRE researchers, Janet Hoek, Richard Edwards, George Thomson, Andrew Waa, Nick Wilson, explore how allocating a proportion of tobacco tax revenue to assist smokers, and funding other complementary measures, could help avoid unintended outcomes and support continuation of an effective policy intervention.

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Article | How would the tobacco retail landscape change if tobacco was only sold through liquor stores, petrol stations or pharmacies?

This article, published today in the Australian and New Zealand Medical Journal of Public Health, undertook a geospatial analysis of policy options for restricting tobacco policy in New Zealand. The research examines the potential impact of tobacco being available only from pharmacies, only from liquor stores, or only from petrol stations.

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Article | The long-term supply of tobacco and nicotine: Some goals, principles and policy implications

In this article recently published in the international journal, Tobacco Control, University of Otago researchers argue that tobacco and nicotine products should not be treated as normal consumer products, because of their addictive and hazardous nature.

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Article | Electronic cigarette online marketing by New Zealand vendors

In this article published in the New Zealand Medical Journal, researchers examine the online sales and marketing of e-cigarettes in New Zealand and look at the presence of safeguards to protect children from experimentation and uptake.

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News | Is Youth Vaping a Problem in New Zealand?

A new blog discusses recent survey findings and media reports, and what is needed to improve monitoring of youth vaping in New Zealand.

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