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Posts from the ‘Opinion and Media’ Category

Op-ed | Cigarette firms must deal with their own mess

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.

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Blog | After the new law for smokefree cars for Kiwi kids, what next?

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.

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Blog | How the tobacco industry targets young people to achieve a new generation of smokers

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.

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Blog | Targeting a new generation – time for a greater focus on smoking uptake prevention?

In this blog, we argue for greatly increasing actions to minimise smoking uptake by youth and young adults so we can achieve a Smokefree Aotearoa equitably and sustainably.

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Report I Plain packs make tobacco products less appealing

New ASPIRE 2025 research findings have been published from the New Zealand ITC study showing that the 2018 plain packaging legislation made tobacco products less appealing and warning labels more noticeable to New Zealand smokers.

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