N Z Med J 2012 Jun 29;125(1357):164-8. Epub 2012 Jun 29.
Tob Control 2022 03;31(2):328-334
Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance, Manila, Philippines.
Background: Tobacco control policy audacity can make radical ideas seem possible, and set in motion a 'domino' effect, where precedents in one jurisdiction are followed by others. This review examines tobacco control policy audacity from seven countries to identify and compare factors that facilitated it.Methods: A targeted search strategy and purposive sampling approach was used to identify information from a range of sources and analyse key supportive factors for policy audacity. Read More
Tob Control 2022 Feb 28. Epub 2022 Feb 28.
Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
Nicotine Tob Res 2022 01;24(1):93-99
Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand.
Introduction: New Zealand's equity-focused endgame goal (Smokefree 2025) aims to reduce smoking prevalence to minimal levels (ie, <5%) in all population groups by 2025. Inadequate progress has stimulated discussion of innovative measures to reduce prevalence; because few studies have explored how marginalized groups perceive these measures, we addressed this knowledge gap.Aims And Methods: In November and December 2020, we conducted 20 in-depth interviews with people who smoked daily, were aged between 21 and 53, earned less than the median income (NZD33 900), and had marginal or inadequate income sufficiency. Read More
Aust N Z J Public Health 2021 Dec 28;45(6):554-561. Epub 2021 Jun 28.
Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Objectives: To assess support among smokers and recent quitters for the Smokefree New Zealand (NZ) 2025 goal and measures to facilitate its achievement.Methods: Data from CATI interviews with 1,155 (386 Māori) smokers and recent quitters in Wave 1 (August 2016-April 2017) and 1,020 (394 Māori) in Wave 2 (June-December 2018) of the International Tobacco Control (ITC) NZ Survey.Results: (Wave 2 unless stated): Almost all (95%) participants were aware of and more than half (56%) supported the smokefree goal. Read More
Tob Control 2022 05 3;31(3):438-443. Epub 2020 Dec 3.
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Introduction: New Zealand's Smokefree 2025 goal aims to greatly decrease the availability of tobacco. One option is to cease the sale of tobacco from convenience stores. However, tobacco companies and retail trade associations oppose this move and have argued that customers who purchase tobacco drive footfall and spend more than non-tobacco customers. Read More