This blog outlines NZ's approach to achieve rapid and equitable reductions in smoking, including some ‘endgame’ measures not yet implemented nationally in any other country.
Posts from the ‘Opinion and Media’ Category
Blog | Key findings on smoking and e-cigarette use prevalence and trends in the 2020/21 NZ Health Survey
This blog explores the 2020/21 New Zealand Health Survey data to assess patterns of change in smoking prevalence, investigate factors potentially driving the reported decrease in prevalence, and examine possible implications of these changes.
The proposed interventions in the Smokefree 2025 action plan go beyond traditional ‘‘business as usual’’ approaches, and implementing them will save lives.
It is time that central Government stepped up and added smokefree outdoor areas, particularly hospitality settings, to its world-leading proposals for achieving the Smokefree 2025 goal.
This latest blog examines the illicit tobacco trade; the extent of the problem in NZ, how proposals in the Action Plan could affect the illicit tobacco trade in NZ, and ways of mitigating any potential problems.