We have just published the 2019 ASPIRE2025 Annual Report, which highlights some of our key achievements during the last year, including our new HRC programme grant, a new HRC project, and our involvement in the Cancer Society of New Zealand research programme.
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.
Submission I ASPIRE2025 Submission on Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Bill
ASPIRE researchers incorporated findings from their work and international studies into their submission to the recently introduced Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendments Bill. The submission is available via the Health Committee website and can be viewed here:
New ASPIRE 2025 research findings have been published from the New Zealand ITC study showing that the 2018 plain packaging legislation made tobacco products less appealing and warning labels more noticeable to New Zealand smokers.