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Posts from the ‘Opinion and Media’ Category

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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Blog | Making tobacco less available is both necessary and feasible – New NZ study

This blog puts the results of the new study, 'Estimating the effect of a potential policy to restrict tobacco retail availability in New Zealand,' into the context of tobacco control options for NZ.

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Blog | How should governments deal with multinational consulting firms that work for the tobacco industry?

In this blog published in Tobacco Control, ASPIRE2025 researchers outline their concerns about the NZ Government employing EY (formerly Ernst & Young) to review tobacco tax policy.

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Op-ed | How can we make World Smokefree Day irrelevant by 2025?

In this op-ed published in The Spinoff, ASPIRE2025 researchers explain how we can build on existing success to make New Zealand almost entirely smokefree by 2025.

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Blog | Smoke, heat or vapour? Ideas for risk-proportionate regulation to make World Smokefree Day irrelevant by 2025

This blog considers the Ministry of Health’s recent announcement of its intent to introduce risk-proportionate regulation for vaping and tobacco products. It was led by ASPIRE 2025 with input from many in the tobacco control sector.

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