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News | Prestigious Marsden Funding to ASPIRE Researchers

The ASPIRE Centre is delighted to congratulate Drs Jude Ball and Lindsay Robertson, both of whom have received a prestigious Royal Society Marsden Fast Start grant in the 2020 funding round.

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Hot topic | New Vaping Legislation Important, but Evaluation Will be Crucial

New legislation governing the sale and availability of vaping products will help ensure people who smoke but who wish to switch to a less harmful option can access these products. Importantly, it will also protect non-users by reducing experimentation among young people, say smokefree experts from the University of Otago.

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Event | 4th Smokefree 2025 Research Symposium

ASPIRE 2025 and NIHI invite you to join them for the 4th tobacco control research symposium.

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Letter | Why some people who smoke don’t persist with using e-cigarettes – new findings from ITC NZ study

This letter discusses new data from the ITC NZ study exploring reasons for the discontinuation of use of e-cigarettes (ECs) among people who had tried ECs in the last year but were not currently using them.

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Op-ed | Cigarette firms must deal with their own mess

We call on tobacco companies to be held responsible for the costs of tobacco product waste and suggest cellulose acetate filters, which take many years to break down and provide no reduction in the health risks smokers face, should no longer be allowed to be used as cigarette filters.

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