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Posts from the ‘Findings and Views’ Category

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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Report | E-cigarette use and related attitudes and beliefs: Evidence from the 2016 and 2018 ITC New Zealand Surveys

A new report presents evidence on patterns of e-cigarette use, and knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about e-cigarettes among people who smoke and who have recently quit smoking in New Zealand.

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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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Article | Analysis of on-pack messages for e-liquids: a discrete choice study

Policy makers face the challenge of supporting switching among people who smoke while deterring uptake among those who do not. In an HRC-funded study, Otago researchers tested different on-pack messaging that could be used on ENDS products to achieve these two outcomes. Read more

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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