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Article | Roll-your-own smokers’ reactions to cessation-efficacy messaging integrated into tobacco packaging design: a sequential mixed-methods study

This study explored New Zealand (NZ) adult roll-your-own (RYO) loose tobacco smokers’ reactions to self-efficacy and response efficacy messages.

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Article l Managing Smokefree Momentum: Young RYO Smokers’ Responses to Tobacco Endgame Strategies

The policy measures of Smokefree 2025 have made significant gains towards a smokefree future for NZ. Yet there is still resistance. Recent research from the University of Otago explores how young RYO smokers resist tobacco denormalisation and make sense of the stigma they experience as RYO smokers.

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Article | How would the tobacco retail landscape change if tobacco was only sold through liquor stores, petrol stations or pharmacies?

This article, published today in the Australian and New Zealand Medical Journal of Public Health, undertook a geospatial analysis of policy options for restricting tobacco policy in New Zealand. The research examines the potential impact of tobacco being available only from pharmacies, only from liquor stores, or only from petrol stations.

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Article | The long-term supply of tobacco and nicotine: Some goals, principles and policy implications

In this article recently published in the international journal, Tobacco Control, University of Otago researchers argue that tobacco and nicotine products should not be treated as normal consumer products, because of their addictive and hazardous nature.

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Article | Electronic cigarette online marketing by New Zealand vendors

In this article published in the New Zealand Medical Journal, researchers examine the online sales and marketing of e-cigarettes in New Zealand and look at the presence of safeguards to protect children from experimentation and uptake.

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