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Posts from the ‘Publications’ Category

Article | Socio-demographic characteristics of New Zealand adult smokers, exsmokers and non-smokers: results from the 2013 Census

This article describes the smoking prevalence by key socio-demographic characteristics (age, gender, ethnicity, education, labour status, income and socioeconomic deprivation) in New Zealand in 2013 and makes comparisons with 2006.

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Article | Qualitative exploration of young adult RYO smokers’ practices

This study explored the practices and beliefs young adult RYO users develop to distance themselves from unattractive stereotypes of RYO smokers.

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Article | Smoking prevalence in New Zealand from 1996– 2015: a critical review of national data sources to inform progress toward the Smokefree 2025 goal

This study describes recent smoking trends in New Zealand and shows that our Smokefree2025 goal will not be reached with a ‘business as usual’ approach. It suggests that bold interventions will be necessary to achieve the goal.

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Article | Key design features of a new smokefree law to help achieve the Smokefree Aotearoa New Zealand 2025 goal

Sweeping changes to the Smokefree Environments legislation are proposed in this article including positive strategies that are needed to help New Zealand reach its Smokefree 2025 goal.

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Article | Smokers’ perceptions of the relative effectiveness of five tobacco retail reduction policies

This study provides an insight into smokers’ perspectives on the effectiveness of retail reduction strategies, and indicates that some of these could be at least as effective in reducing initiation and promoting quitting as tax increases.

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