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Smoking Rate Continues Record Decline To Only 6.8% Daily Use, Māori And Pacific Rates Are Also Reduced

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 10:53 am | ASH Action For Smokefree 2025

ASH is delighted that daily smoking results from the annual New Zealand Health Survey are continuing to decrease at record rates and are still at an all-time low. This means Aotearoa remains on track to reach the 2025 Smokefree goal of 5%. Director ... More >>

Youth Regular Vaping Decreases For 2nd Year In A Row In 2023 Annual ASH Year 10 Survey, Daily Smoking Remains Very Low

Monday, 11 December 2023, 7:31 pm | ASH Action For Smokefree 2025

The proportion of Year 10 students (14-15 years of age) vaping regularly has decreased significantly for the second year running in the annual ASH survey of Kiwi youth, dropping by almost 2 percent (18.2% in 2022, 16.4% in 2023). ASH says it’s also ... More >>

ASH is shocked by new government’s plan to repeal New Zealand’s Smokefree Act

Saturday, 25 November 2023, 1:27 pm | ASH Action For Smokefree 2025

24 November, 2023 ASH is dismayed at the new coalition government’s announcement today that it will repeal the country’s Smokefree laws, removing requirements for denicotinisation and halting a reduction in retail outlets selling tobacco. ASH says ... More >>

Last Generation Of Kiwi Smokers Need More Support Than Ever To Quit On World Smokefree Day

Tuesday, 30 May 2023, 11:07 am | ASH Action For Smokefree 2025

People who smoke are getting older; over the past decade, the age of Kiwis who smoke has risen from a median of 25 to 35. ASH says with policy to remove nicotine from cigarettes, and Smokefree 2025 only 2 years away, more than ever we need to support ... More >>

Raising Vape Sale Age To 21 Among Recommendations From ASH To Tackle Youth Vaping Numbers

Monday, 8 May 2023, 3:43 pm | ASH Action For Smokefree 2025

Action for Smokefree 2025 (ASH) has outlined new proposals to help tackle youth vaping in New Zealand. “We do not want young people, most of whom have never smoked, to vape, but youth vaping is not a simple ‘one size fits all’ problem,” ASH ... More >>

ASH Supports New Smoking Legislation But Urges The Government To Now Give More Help To Smokers To Quit

Tuesday, 13 December 2022, 6:36 pm | ASH Action For Smokefree 2025

ASH supports today’s final reading of the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Smoked Tobacco) Amendment Bill in Parliament, but is urging the Government to keep building on successful current measures to achieve a smokefree New Zealand ... More >>

Youth Daily Smoking Rates Remain At Record Low In Annual ASH Year 10 Survey

Wednesday, 30 November 2022, 2:57 pm | ASH Action For Smokefree 2025

Youth daily smoking rates have continued to stay at a record low in New Zealand, with only 1.1% of Year 10 students (14-15 years of age) in the annual ASH survey saying they smoke at least once a day. That amounts to around only 700 students across ... More >>

Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Law Makes New Zealand A Crash Test Dummy

Friday, 23 September 2022, 5:42 pm | ASH Action For Smokefree 2025

The Government’s new but untested proposals to achieve Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025 need careful monitoring to ensure they don’t create unintended negative consequences and make New Zealand a failed crash test dummy, ASH Smokefree 2025 has told Parliament. ... More >>




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