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The hardening hypothesis for smoking – but does the evidence point to “softening” in NZ? - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Aug 22, 2016

By Prof Richard Edwards The hardening hypothesis suggests that as smoking prevalence declines, the remaining smokers will be the more addicted ones who are less likely to quit. But does the NZ evidence support this? This blog considers these issues and explores the potential implications for achieving NZ’s Smokefree 2025 goal. The ‘hardening hypothesis’ emerged in the 1980s and proposed … Read More