Centre of Research Excellence - Latest News [Page 1]

How Are People Who Smoke, Drink Or Use Cannabis Coping In Lockdown?

Thursday, 23 April 2020, 1:07 pm | Centre of Research Excellence

The threat of COVID-19 and widespread use of mass quarantine or lockdown measures to reduce the numbers of people who will die is an unprecedented experience. Whilst many studies are underway to understand how to beat the virus, fewer studies are ... More >>

Harm Caused By Excessive Tobacco Tax Mounting

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 6:41 pm | Centre of Research Excellence

Tobacco excise tax hikes can motivate people to quit smoking, but new research shows the unintended negative effects are increasing and more than just smokers are being hurt. The study, being presented at the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco ... More >>

Interest In Vaping Legalised Cannabis Growing

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 6:39 pm | Centre of Research Excellence

A survey of 340 vapers at the Auckland Oceania Vape Expo in December found a majority were interested in vaping cannabinoid liquids if legalized. About a third (34%) said they would, and 37 per cent said they certainly would, try cannabinoid vaping liquids ... More >>

Risks Of Smoking When Pregnant Greater Than Risks Of Using Smoke-free Products

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 4:18 pm | Centre of Research Excellence

A review of studies on the effects of nicotine on pregnancy outcomes concluded that there is no reason to doubt that switching to smoke-free tobacco and nicotine products is better than continuing to smoke. More >>

Tobacco Control Expert Questions Budget Tobacco Tax Increase

Friday, 31 May 2019, 11:12 am | Centre of Research Excellence

AUCKLAND, May 31, 2019 – One of New Zealand’s most renowned tobacco control researchers is questioning the merit of the apparent Budget decision to keep raising the excise duty on tobacco. More >>