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[New Zealand] Ten years of a national law covering smoke-free school grounds: a brief review

It is now over 10 years since a New Zealand law1 requiring all preschools and schools to become completely smoke-free (including all grounds) became operational in 2004. Previously, indoor school areas had been required to be largely smoke-free, but ther
Tobacco Control
added Jan 25, 2015 00:53

[New Zealand] Smokers growing own tobacco

Tauranga smokers are exploring cheaper alternatives after feeling the blow of the 10 per cent tax increase on tobacco this year. Entrepreneurial home tobacco plant growers are cashing in on the price hike and using websites and social media pages to sell
New Zealand Herald
added Jan 23, 2015 17:36

[New Zealand] VIDEO: Free vouchers used to lure pregnant women to stop smoking

A quit smoking programme that gives out gift vouchers to pregnant women kicking the habit is being extended. The Counties Manukau DHB trialled the programme, giving participants petrol and grocery vouchers. (TVNZ)
added Jan 12, 2015 00:53

[New Zealand] Free vouchers for pregnant women who smoke rewards 'bad choices'

Facebook readers have criticised a quit smoking plan for pregnant women, saying it rewards bad behaviour. The Counties Manukau DHB has trialled a programme that gives pregnant women petrol and grocery vouchers as incentives to kick their smoking habit. (TVNZ)
added Jan 12, 2015 00:52

[New Zealand] Smokers turn to e-cigarettes

More people are turning to e-cigarettes after a 10 per cent tax hike on tobacco, a Bay retailer says. Special T Discounters manager Alize Cornelius said although the price rise would not put off some smokers, others were exploring different options.
New Zealand Herald
added Jan 7, 2015 14:48

[New Zealand] Tobacco too dear? We'll grow our own

Tobacco price increases will force people to start growing their own tobacco rather than quit smoking, Manawatu smokers say. On January 1 the third tobacco tax increase in three years hiked cigarette prices by 10 per cent, pushing the average price of a
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Jan 3, 2015 13:16

[New Zealand] Price rise likely to get smokers to quit

Smoking is related to about a quarter of all deaths in Northland and health workers are highlighting this week's tobacco tax hike to urge smokers to seek help to give up their deadly habit.
New Zealand Herald
added Jan 2, 2015 21:59

Effect of a Family-Centered, Secondhand Smoke Intervention to Reduce Respiratory Illness in Indigenous Infants in Australia and New Zealand: A Randomized Controlled Trial [FREE FULL TEXT]

Despite reporting smoke-free homes/cars, mothers and their partners continue to smoke in the first year of infants’ lives, exposing them to SHS. Emphasis needs to be placed on supporting parents to stop smoking preconception, during pregnancy, and postnat
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jan 2, 2015 12:59
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[New Zealand] Quit Smoking Drug From Eastern Europe Better Than Nicotine Tx? Cytisine clinical trial says yes.

The drug yielded a 1-month continuous abstinence rate of 40% compared with 31% among quit line callers provided nicotine patches along with gum or lozenges (P<0.001), Natalie Walker, PhD, of the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and colleagues found.
MedPage Today
added Dec 28, 2014 12:24
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[New Zealand] CORRECTING and REPLACING Extab Corporation Announces Positive Data from Phase 3 Clinical Study of Cytisine as a Smoking Cessation Aid Published in The New England Journal of Medicine

“The study reported here is noteworthy for its direct comparison of cytisine with an established, first-line smoking-cessation pharmacotherapy. In this randomized, noninferiority trial, cytisine was not just similar to nicotine-replacement therapy but act
Business Wire
added Dec 23, 2014 21:26
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