Respiratory Research Review 149 - COPD:

Professor Lutz Beckert

1 August, 2018

Respiratory research review with a focus on COPD

GP Research Review Issue 130:

Professor Jim Reid

2 March, 2018

Research review with a feature on the risks of cigarette consumption.

Māori Health Review Issue 70:

Dr Matire Harwood

9 February, 2018

Features Māori exercise quit smoking programme for pregnant women.

Research Review - Managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in general practice:

9 November, 2016

This publication discusses the diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and presents the full range of treatments available for this condition in New Zealand.

ASPIRE2025 Annual report:


12 May, 2016

ASPIRE2025 is a partnership to help achieve the goal of a tobacco-free Aotearoa. This Annual Report features a brief overview of research.

The Smokefree Coalition's Tobacco Control Update:

12 April, 2016

Here is a complete list of news stories, media releases and research articles on issues relating to tobacco control in New Zealand and around the world.

Regulating tobacco retail in New Zealand: what can we learn from overseas?:

Robertson, L., Cameron, C., McGee, R., Marsh, L., Hoek, J.

1 April, 2016

A positive licensing scheme could increase compliance with existing smokefree legislation.

Future directions to achieve Smokefree 2025? Stakeholder perceptions of the Smokefree 2025 goal and selected ‘game-changer’ policies for achieving it.:

Ball, J., Waa, A., Tautolo, E.-S., Edwards, R.

31 March, 2016

Tobacco use in New Zealand has declined in recent years, but Māori and Pacific smoking rates remain high at 38% and 25% respectively. This research explored the strengths and weaknesses of five policy options currently under discussion in New Zealand, from the perspective of policy experts and tobacco control and community leaders.

Point-of-sale tobacco promotion and youth smoking: a meta-analysis:

Robertson, L., Cameron, C., McGee, R., Marsh, L., Hoek, J.

8 December, 2015

Children and adolescents more frequently exposed to POS tobacco promotion have around 1.6 times higher odds of having tried smoking and around 1.3 times higher odds of being susceptible to future smoking, compared with those less frequently exposed. Together with the available evaluations of POS display bans, the results strongly indicate that legislation banning tobacco POS promotion will effectively reduce smoking among young people.

Peer education programme to improve outcomes in adolescent asthma and smoking prevention :

Shah, S.

6 November, 2015

Preventing smoking uptake and managing adolescent asthma relies on engaging communication and sharing stories. The Triple A programme seeks to improve the health and wellbeing of students by using a unique peer-led educational approach, whereby students become the drivers of both the teaching and learning processes.