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Posts from the ‘Findings and Views’ Category

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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Article | Why has adolescent smoking declined dramatically?

This recently published article in BMJ Open considers the decline in adolescent smoking in New Zealand.

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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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Article | Estimating the effect of a potential policy to restrict tobacco retail availability in New Zealand

This study examined the possible impact on tobacco outlet density in New Zealand of a policy preventing new retail outlets from selling tobacco, but allowing existing retail outlets to continue selling tobacco until they ceased trading or relocated.

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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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