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Posts from the ‘Opinion and Media’ Category

Blog | Phasing out smoking: The Tobacco-Free Generation policy

In this blog we take a closer look at the tobacco-free generation policy. This is one of the key ideas proposed in the Government's action plan, so what does this mean and what is the likely impact on achieving the Smokefree 2025 goal?

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Blog | Reducing tobacco retail availability: counterarguments to industry claims

A new blog from ASPIRE2025 researchers examines the arguments and evidence around opposition to the reduction of retailers selling tobacco in the proposed action plan for Smokefree Aotearoa 2025.

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Blog | Five Strategic Approaches to Achieving the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Goal

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.

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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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