Tagged: aotearoa smokefree 2025

Daily nicotine use increases among youth in Aotearoa NZ: The 2021 Snapshot Y10 Survey - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Mar 08, 2022

Janet Hoek, Jude Ball, Lindsay Robertson, Philip Gendall, Nick Wilson, Richard Edwards, Andrew Waa* Recently, ASH New Zealand released findings from the 2021 Snapshot Year 10 survey, a large cross-sectional survey of young people aged 14-15. The survey provides important information on vaping and smoking among an age group where dependence on nicotine may develop, and the findings enable … Read More

Key findings on smoking and e-cigarette use prevalence and trends in the 2020/21 NZ Health Survey - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Dec 17, 2021

Richard Edwards, Jude Ball, Janet Hoek, Nick Wilson, Andrew Waa* New Zealand Health Survey (NZHS) data released in early December suggest substantial reductions in smoking prevalence occurred between 2019/20 and 2020/21 among all ethnic groups. This blog describes the key findings, explores the data in more detail, and discusses how these changes may have arisen and their implications, particularly given … Read More

Vaping needs much tighter regulation as we approach Smokefree Aotearoa 2025: Two new studies - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Nov 24, 2021

Nick Wilson, Janet Hoek, Jennifer Summers, Driss Ait Ouakrim, Andrew Waa, Richard Edwards, Tony Blakely* Two recent studies provide new insights into the impact vaping may have on public health. The first estimates that use of modern vaping devices could be around a third as harmful to health as smoking. The second uses these findings to estimate the net health … Read More

The end game should not be just Smokefree 2025 but also Vapefree - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Sep 02, 2021

Jenni Stephenson* Aotearoa New Zealand has been a world leader in the smokefree arena and is doubling down on its efforts to reach the 2025 goal. This blog asks if is enough to aim just for smokefree or whether Te Tiriti o Waitangi demands we aim higher and eliminate vaping also. Under the Te Tiriti o Waitangi the Government is … Read More

Social Marketing for Smokefree Aotearoa 2025: Reminding, Reinforcing, and Changing Social Norms - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert May 21, 2021

Janet Hoek, Andrew Waa, Nick Wilson, Lindsay Robertson, Phil Gendall, George Thomson* The NZ Government’s Action Plan to realise the Smokefree 2025 goal has signalled a more important role for social marketing. Social marketing can facilitate and reinforce population-level behaviour change introduced by new policies, thus modifying social norms, which also support long-term improvements in health outcomes. In this blog, … Read More

Reducing tobacco retail availability: counterarguments to industry claims - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert May 10, 2021

Lindsay Robertson, Janet Hoek, Richard Edwards, George Thomson, Louise Marsh (*Author details) The NZ Government’s Discussion Document outlines an Action Plan for the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 goal and proposes substantially reducing the number of retailers selling tobacco. In this blog, we examine arguments that interest groups have advanced to oppose these proposals and review the evidence relating … Read More

Reducing tobacco retail availability: how could this be achieved and what evidence supports the NZ Government’s proposals? - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert May 06, 2021

Lindsay Robertson, Janet Hoek, Richard Edwards, Frederieke Petrović-van der Deen, George Thomson, Louise Marsh (*Author details) The NZ Government has published a Discussion Document outlining an Action Plan for the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 goal. This blog is one of a series examining key aspects of the plan to help inform the debate and submissions. Here we examine the proposals … Read More

Smokefree outdoor areas: A missing part of Government’s new Smokefree 2025 proposals - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Apr 22, 2021

George Thomson, Nick Wilson (ASPIRE2025) Smokefree outdoor areas are not ‘business-as-usual’ for New Zealand. Current efforts for such areas are rarely backed by law. Smokers trying to quit need places where being smokefree is normal, and in particular, they need smokefree outdoor hospitality areas. Aotearoa is far behind many jurisdictions in helping smokers in this way. There is strong public … Read More

Progress towards a Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan: Congratulations to the Government - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Apr 16, 2021

Richard Edwards, Janet Hoek, Anaru Waa, George Thomson, Nick Wilson (author details*) We congratulate the NZ Government on its proposed Action Plan for the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 goal. Here we examine the evidence for three key ideas outlined in the plan: permitting tobacco products to be sold in only a small number of stores; reducing the nicotine in … Read More