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Posts from the ‘Opinion and Media’ Category

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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Blog I Regulating vaping and new nicotine products: Are tobacco companies’ goals aligned with public health objectives?

In this University of Otago Public Health Expert blog, ASPIRE researchers Lindsay Robertson, Janet Hoek, Anna Gilmore, Richard Edwards and Anaru Waa explore what BAT's internal documents reveal about their motivations on vaping and related products.

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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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