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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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.
ASPIRE2025 have two courses on offer as part of the Public Health Summer School programme in 2021. (View flyer)
On November 19, ASPIRE 2025 and the National Institute of Health Innovation (NIHI) partnered to co-host the fourth annual ASPIRE-NIHI Research Symposium, delivered online. Co-organiser Professor Janet Hoek said that, while this year had presented researchers with many challenges there were successes as well. ASPIRE and NIHI wanted to create an opportunity for early- and mid- career researchers to present their work and gain feedback.