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Posts from the ‘Opinion and Media’ 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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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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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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