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Posts from the ‘Opinion and Media’ Category

Blog | What does the EY Tobacco Excise Tax Evaluation Report mean for reaching the Smokefree 2025 Goal?

his blog comments on the Ernst and Young (EY) report to the Ministry of Health, which evaluated tobacco excise tax increases as a strategy for achieving the Government’s Smokefree 2025 goal.

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Op-ed | Smoking elimination impetus must persist

This opinion piece, written by the co-Directors of ASPIRE2025, discusses tobacco taxes and bold measures required to realising the Government’s smoke-free 2025 goal.

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Blog | Tobacco product innovation in a smokefree world. Oxymoron or commercial cynicism?

Despite their public statements, tobacco companies continue to develop new products, such as flavour capsule cigarettes, that enhance smoking’s appeal. In this Public Health Expert blog, ASPIRE2025 researchers Janet Hoek and Philip Gendall report on their recently published study that examined how flavour capsule cigarettes appeal to non-smokers and smokers.

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Blog | Making tobacco less available is both necessary and feasible – New NZ study

This blog puts the results of the new study, 'Estimating the effect of a potential policy to restrict tobacco retail availability in New Zealand,' into the context of tobacco control options for NZ.

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Blog | How should governments deal with multinational consulting firms that work for the tobacco industry?

In this blog published in Tobacco Control, ASPIRE2025 researchers outline their concerns about the NZ Government employing EY (formerly Ernst & Young) to review tobacco tax policy.

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