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Posts from the ‘Opinion and Media’ 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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ASPIRE 2025 Recognised for Tobacco Control Excellence

ASPIRE 2025 has received the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand President’s Award, which recognised the research theme’s “exemplary efforts and achievements in the field of smoking cessation and tobacco control”.

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ASPIRE Co-Directors Welcome Smokefree Cars

ASPIRE2025 co-directors Anaru Waa, Janet Hoek and Richard Edwards welcome Minister Salesa’s announcement that she intends to progress a ban on smoking in cars.

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Blog | What does the EY Tobacco Excise Tax Evaluation Report mean for reaching the Smokefree 2025 Goal?

his blog comments on the Ernst and Young (EY) report to the Ministry of Health, which evaluated tobacco excise tax increases as a strategy for achieving the Government’s Smokefree 2025 goal.

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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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