Tagged: Smoking

NZ compares well with other OECD countries in health & other areas: But scope for improvements - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Nov 15, 2013

Assoc Prof Nick Wilson and Dr Nisha Nair NZ compares favourably with other OECD countries in many ways – according to the just released results of the OECD’s “Better Life Index”. This blog considers some of the details and also … Continue reading → … Read More

Protecting children in cars from tobacco smoke: The inconsistent case of new mandatory child restraints while optional smoking persists - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Nov 01, 2013

Dr Ninya Maubach Today sees new rules to ensure children are safely secured in cars come into force, yet many remain exposed to hazardous second hand tobacco smoke (SHS) in vehicles. This blog ask why regulators are prepared to introduce … Continue reading → … Read More

Smart party pill law makes tobacco & alcohol regulation look pathetic - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Sep 24, 2013

Professor Richard Edwards Party pills now have stringent government-promulgated rules and processes. All but one MP voted for the new law. The irony is that tobacco – and for that matter alcohol – with orders of magnitude more harm gets … Continue reading → … Read More

Does change in income and deprivation change your smoking risk? Yes, but in different directions. - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Sep 12, 2013

Professor Tony Blakely Everyone knows that lower socioeconomic groups are more likely to smoke.  But why?  Is it because of things like less education or more deprivation actually causing you to smoke?  Or is it other correlated things like personality?  … Continue reading → … Read More