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Posts from the ‘Opinion and Media’ Category

Blog | “Achieving Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025”: a new Action Plan to achieve our smokefree goal

This blog describes the key features of this Action Plan and the rationale for the proposed measures.

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Blog | New Standardised Packaging Regulations: Some good steps, but many missed opportunities

Thia blog discusses the NZ Government’s recently released Standardised Packaging Regulations, how the regulations could have gone further and suggests measures that other countries might consider including.

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Op-ed | Smoking in the car? Time to stub it out!

If the New Zealand Government is serious about its smoke-free goals and protecting children from harm, it is time to ban smoking in cars, write Profs Janet Hoek and Richard Edwards and Emeritus Prof Robert Beaglehole in this op-ed, published today in the Otago Daily Times.

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Blog | Will liberalising nicotine availability increase quitting?

In this blog, we discuss the proposed regulatory changes for e-cigarettes and explain some of the complex practices smokers must adopt when commencing vaping.

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Blog | Should Smokefree Indoor Areas = Vapefree Areas?

In this blog, we consider arguments about the indoor public settings where vaping should be allowed or prohibited.

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