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[New Zealand] Rewards for smokers who quit 'insulting'

A $13,000 programme enticing expectant Maori and Pasifika mothers with jewellery and gift vouchers to stop smoking has been slammed as insulting and undignified by critics. But a doctor behind the scheme has defended it, saying two in five Maori women s
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Sep 20, 2014 13:04
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[New Zealand, Sweden] Cannabis smoking may increase risk of lung cancer

The studies suggest that more than the equivalent of one joint every two days for twenty years may increase the risk of lung cancer. The University of Otago’s Associate Professor Brian Cox, who worked on the international study, says, "Compared to other
HealthCanal.com
added Sep 19, 2014 20:24
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[New Zealand] NorthTec smoking row still burning

Some teachers at NorthTec have been stuck in a stalemate with management for more than a year about the polytech's reluctance to go smokefree. Nursing tutor Jenni Moore said the nursing school particularly had raised many concerns about the issue.
New Zealand Herald
added Sep 18, 2014 18:16
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[New Zealand] A qualitative analysis of 'informed choice' among young adult smokers

Flaws in the tobacco industry's argument that smokers exercise "informed adult choice" when they start smoking have been highlighted in new study. The University of Otago research involved 15 in-depth interviews with 18-25 year olds who had started sm
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Sep 16, 2014 00:48
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[New Zealand] E-cig sales ban blasted

Despite being illegal according to the Ministry of Health's rules, e-cigarettes containing nicotine have been widely available over the counter in Auckland. But in the past few weeks, the ministry has dispatched smoke-free enforcement officers to inform
New Zealand Herald
added Sep 15, 2014 13:42
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[New Zealand] A qualitative analysis of ‘informed choice’ among young adult smokers

Young adults’ ability to exercise ‘informed choice’ at the time of smoking uptake is constrained by cognitive and contextual factors. We propose an updated informed choice framework that recognises these factors; we outline environmental changes that coul
Tobacco Control
added Sep 11, 2014 10:49
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[New Zealand] Cigarette display ban curbs smoking

Banning cigarette displays helps prevent young people from taking up smoking, University of Otago research has found. The research, led by Lindsay Robertson, of the university's Cancer Society Social and Behavioural Research Unit, also found that ending
Otago Daily Times (nz)
added Sep 7, 2014 11:40
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[New Zealand] Will regular tobacco tax increases get NZ to the tobacco endgame?

In a modelling study we just published in the international journal Tobacco Control, we examined the potential role of increasing tobacco tax for achieving an end to the tobacco epidemic in NZ. The bottom line is that tax rises could play an important ro
University of Otago (nz)
added Sep 4, 2014 14:07
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[New Zealand] Tobacco taxes important, but new approaches also needed – study

suggests tobacco tax increases will need to be supplemented with other new approaches if New Zealand’s Smokefree 2025 goal is to be achieved.
HealthCanal.com
added Sep 4, 2014 13:53
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[New Zealand] Tobacco taxes important, but new approaches also needed

A just-published study suggests tobacco tax increases will need to be supplemented with other new approaches if New Zealand’s Smokefree 2025 goal is to be achieved. Tax rises of 10% per year could play an important role in helping achieve an end to the
Scoop (nz)
added Sep 3, 2014 13:38
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