ASPIRE2025 deputy director, Professor Janet Hoek has received $503,000 to pursue innovative research into smokefree messages as part of a follow-up to the Health Research Council’s (HRC) recent annual funding round.
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We have great pleasure in presenting the ASPIRE2025 research theme’s Annual Report for 2012.
The report showcases theme members’ research and publications, which we hope have contributed to the Government’s goal of realising a smokefree nation by 2025.
ASPIRE2025 is grateful to The National Heart Foundation for recent grants awarded to our researchers. Professors Janet Hoek and Phil Gendall received $15,000 for their work in estimating the effects of dissuasive cigarette sticks, while Andrew Waa received a travel grant to attend the Annual International Meeting of the Society for Research into Nicotine and Tobacco in Boston, USA.
Tobacco retailers’ attitudes and knowledge of the Smokefree Environments Amendment Act 2011 and other tobacco control measures: A report for Regional Public Health
Background and aims
The New Zealand government has recently committed itself to the goal of making New Zealand smokefree by 2025. In order to achieve this outcome, a range of tobacco control measures has been suggested. The Smoke-free Environments (Controls and enforcement) Amendment Act 2011 (SFEA Act) has been developed as a step towards this goal and includes changes that will influence the retail environment, including the removal of point of sale (PoS) tobacco displays from 23 July 2012. This study aimed to:
- explore the knowledge and views of tobacco retailers about upcoming SFEA Act changes
- explore retailers’ views on selling tobacco and potential tobacco control measures (in particular, selling nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and the licensing of tobacco retailers)
- provide Regional Public Health with actions toaddress retailers’ perceived needs.
Download a copy of the report from the Regional Public Health website to continue reading.
See the Press Release that accompanied the report.