Tobacco industry


Being Gen Vape

This research explores teenagers’ knowledge, perceptions, beliefs and attitudes, and the interpersonal and contextual influences on vaping amongst the young cohort referred to as 'Gen Vape'.

Smokefree Aotearoa: 2025 action plan

This action plan sets out the actions the New Zealand government will take over the next four years and beyond to achieve Smokefree Aotearoa 2025.

Difference between perceived and actual daily smoking prevalence among New Zealand adults

This brief report examines the difference between perceived and actual daily smoking prevalence by socio-demographic groups and smoking status using a nationally representative sample of New Zealanders aged 15 years and over.
Discussion paper

Proposals for a smokefree Aotearoa 2025 action plan

This document seeks comment on proposed actions to achieve the Smokefree 2025 goal, which will inform the development of the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 action plan.
Journal article

Changes in tobacco use patterns during COVID-19 and their correlates among older adults in Bangladesh

The present study explored the changes in tobacco use patterns during the COVID-19 pandemic and their correlates among older adults in Bangladesh. This cross-sectional study was conducted among 1032 older adults aged ≥60 years in Bangladesh through telephone interviews in October 2020. Participants’ characteristics and...


Global tobacco industry interference index 2020

Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index (Global Tobacco Index) is a global survey on how governments are responding to tobacco industry interference and protecting their public health policies from commercial and vested interests as required under the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO...

Illicit tobacco

The illicit tobacco market has been a cause for growing concern for law enforcement agencies over the past decade, both in Australia and globally. This report presents and considers the problem, including how the illicit tobacco market and government responses to it have changed since...

Susceptibility to smoking among 14 and 15-year-olds

This brief report presents key findings from the 2018 Youth Insights Survey on susceptibility to smoking among 14 and 15-year-olds. The authors estimate susceptibility to smoking among those who have never smoked and identify risk factors associated with susceptibility to smoking. They also examine trends...

Summary of tobacco use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

This summary is a plain language publication that provides key information about tobacco use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Smoking and vaping behaviours among 14 and 15-year-olds: results from the 2018 Youth Insights Survey

This report presents key findings from the 2018 Youth Insights Survey (YIS) about smoking and vaping behaviours among 14 and 15-year-olds. The study explores trends in these behaviours using the data from previous years’ surveys (2012-2018 YIS) as well as looks at access to cigarettes...

Substance use behaviour among 14 and 15-year-olds: results from a nationally representative survey

This report explores the patterns of individual and comorbid use of substances (alcohol, tobacco or cannabis) among a nationally representative sample of 14 and 15-year-olds in New Zealand.

Impact of COVID-19

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

Burden of tobacco use in Australia: Australian Burden of Disease Study 2015

This report quantifies the health burden that tobacco use places on Australia. The report highlights that health inequalities exist, with lower socioeconomic groups and more remote areas generally experiencing higher rates of disease burden due to tobacco use.
Journal article

Philip Morris International’s use of Facebook to undermine Australian tobacco control laws

The borderless nature of the internet, coupled with narrow defnitions of advertising and interference, means the tobacco industry still uses online and social media to sell and promote its products, highlight supposed corporate social responsibility practices, and challenge public health views and policies.

WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic 2019: offer help to quit tobacco use

This report tracks the status of the tobacco epidemic and interventions to combat it, ranging from graphic pack warnings and advertising bans to no smoking areas.
Working paper

Tobacco excise: historical trends and forecasting methodology

This paper examines historical trends in tobacco excise, focussing on the recent past including the impact of significant policy changes over the last decade, and then discusses how tobacco excise is forecast and the key challenges in doing so.

NSW tobacco strategy 2012–2021

The NSW Tobacco Strategy 2012-2021 provides an overarching framework for the actions that the NSW government will lead to reduce smoking and tobacco related harm in NSW.

Illicit tobacco in New Zealand

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the nature of the legal and illicit tobacco markets in New Zealand, and also to provide an independent estimate of the size of the illicit tobacco market in New Zealand.
Journal article

Deadly progress: changes in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adult daily smoking, 2004–2015

An estimated 35 000 fewer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults smoked every day in 2014–15 compared with if daily smoking remained at 2004–05 prevalence. This substantial reduction will lead to thousands of lives saved.
Journal article

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking epidemic: what stage are we at, and what does it mean

The number of smoking-related deaths among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians is predicted to continue to increase, and to peak over the next decade, resulting in thousands of premature deaths.

National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2016: detailed findings

This report expands on the key findings from the 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS) that were released on 1 June 2017. It presents more detailed analysis including comparisons between states and territories and for population groups.

National drug strategy 2017-2026

This purpose of this strategy document is to provide a national framework which identifies national priorities relating to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, guides action by governments in partnership with service providers and the community, and outlines a national commitment to harm minimisation.
Journal article

Should tobacco and alcohol companies be allowed to influence Australia’s National Drug Strategy?

Formation of Australia’s National Drug Strategy (NDS) included an extensive consultation process that was open not only to community and public health stakeholders, but also to representatives of the tobacco and alcohol industries. Australia is bound by the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco...
Literature review

Evidence Check: Smoking cessation care in hospitals

This Sax Institute Evidence Check review examines models of managing nicotine dependence in health facilities under a smoke-free healthcare policy directive. The research evidence suggests that smoking cessation can be increased via a number of interventions including: smoking status assessment; provision of advice/counselling; nicotine replacement...
Audio interview

World's largest insurer divests tobacco stocks for 'moral reasons'

The world's largest insurer, French company AXA, is planning to divest tobacco stocks worth more than $2.5 billion. This will make it the first of the major insurance companies to divest its portfolio of tobacco stocks. The company says its selling out of tobacco for...