ASPIRE2025 Annual report:

ASPIRE2025

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.

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.

Regulating the sale of tobacco in New Zealand: A qualitative analysis of retailers’ views and implications for advocacy:

Robertson, L., Marsh, L., Hoek, J., McGee, R., & Egan, R.

17 August, 2015

In contrast to claims made by industry-related organisations, a proposed licensing policy is unlikely to be met with blanket opposition from tobacco retailers. Advocacy efforts may garner more support for tobacco retail policies if the purpose of policies was framed in terms of protecting young people from smoking.

A Systematic Review on the Impact of Point-of- Sale Tobacco Promotion on Smoking:

Robertson, L., McGee, R., Marsh, L. & Hoek, J.

30 August, 2014

The existing evidence supports a positive association between exposure to POS tobacco promotion and smoking. This review provides evidence to support the continuation of POS tobacco display bans in those jurisdictions where such legislation has been introduced and strengthens the evidence encouraging similar policies in jurisdictions without a POS display ban.

Modelling the implications of regular increases in tobacco taxation in the tobacco endgame:

Cobiac, L., Ikeda, T., Nghiem, N., Blakely, T., & Wilson, N.

21 August, 2014

Objective We examine the potential role for taxation in the tobacco endgame in New Zealand, where the goal is to become ‘smokefree’ (less than 5% smoking prevalence) by 2025.

Public attitudes to new smokefree outdoor places policies: An analysis of 217 New Zealand online comments:

Oliver, J., Thomson, G and Wilson, N.

3 March, 2014

We aimed to identify what themes could be found in online discussions provoked by news articles on smokefree outdoor public areas in New Zealand, and to explore the potential utility of this data source for public health research more generally.

Smoking cessation knowledge, attitudes and barriers among junior doctors at Middlemore Hospital:

Hotu, S.

24 March, 2013

Smoking contributes to death and disease for many New Zealanders. The majority of smokers want to quit, and chances of success increase with the number of quit attempts if supported by treatment.