The new NZ Government is committed to urgently developing an Action Plan for achieving the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Goal. A new blog from members of ASPIRE 2025 and BODE3 sets out five potential strategies for achieving this important health and equity goal which could be included in the new action plan.
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Blog | ‘What does the 2019/20 NZ Health Survey tell us about progress towards a Smokefree Aotearoa?”
The latest NZ Health Survey data continues to show encouraging reductions in smoking prevalence. However, progress remains inadequate to achieve the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 goal with persisting disparities in smoking, particularly for Māori and Pacific peoples.
We call on tobacco companies to be held responsible for the costs of tobacco product waste and suggest cellulose acetate filters, which take many years to break down and provide no reduction in the health risks smokers face, should no longer be allowed to be used as cigarette filters.
This blog discusses the passing of the Smoke-free Environments (Prohibiting Smoking in Motor Vehicles Carrying Children) Amendment Act and reviews some lessons from this legislation’s long journey.
In this blog, we explore how tobacco companies have continued to recruit young people to smoked tobacco; we discuss their efforts to infiltrate public health agendas while continuing to innovate with smoked tobacco, and explain why strong policies and industry denormalisation strategies are vital to ensuring young people remain nicotine free.