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The report presents results from a New Zealand survey of alcohol, tobacco and gambling use during the COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown.

Key findings

  1. Approximately half (47%) say they are drinking at the same levels during the lockdown as they usually do, while 34% report drinking less than usual.
  2. Daily smokers are more likely than occasional smokers to have increased the amount they are smoking during lockdown (28% compared to 14% of occasional smokers).
  3. Most respondents who gamble report gambling less, or the same amount as they usually would, during the lockdown.
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