Smoking

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Report

Electronic cigarettes and health outcomes: systematic review of global evidence

This report aims to provide a systematic overview of the contemporary evidence on the health effects of nicotine and non-nicotine e-cigarette use excluding, where possible, use of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other illicit substances. The report was informed by the National Health and Medical Research Council...
Policy report

Regulating the future of vaping

This paper is the first as part of a new research project focusing on developing a new approach to regulation of the vaping industry in the United Kingdom.
Report

Impact of COVID-19 August/September 2021

This report examines changes in alcohol drinking, smoking, vaping and gambling behaviours during the August/September 2021 New Zealand lockdown.
Policy report

Addressing the leading risk factors for ill health

Smoking, poor diet, physical inactivity and harmful alcohol use are leading risk factors driving the UK’s high burden of preventable ill health and premature mortality. This report summarises recent trends for each of these risk factors and reviews national-level policies introduced or proposed by government...
Report

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.
Guide

The New Zealand guidelines for helping people to stop smoking

This guide provides health care workers with updated guidance for use during their contact with people who smoke.
Report

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.
Report

Tobacco harm reduction: final report

In Australia, the current regulatory framework draws on existing laws that may apply to tobacco products, poisons, therapeutic goods, consumer goods and industrial chemicals. However, regulatory approaches to e-cigarettes vary between states and territories. This inquiry found that this inconsistency should be addressed, through the...
Report

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...
Journal article

Smoke-free environments: current status and remaining challenges in Australia

There is strong evidence that smoke-free environments support smokers to make a quit attempt, support ex-smokers to maintain their resolve, and protect the health of non-smokers and ex-smokers alike.
Journal article

Far from ‘mission accomplished’: time to re-energise tobacco control in Australia

This article explores a brief history of tobacco control, in relation to policy reform and recent evidence, and outline the case for re-energising tobacco control at a time when public health has gained new political and social currency.
Journal article

The decline of smoking initiation among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students: implications for future policy

This article explores if smoking prevalence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students aged 12–17 years has changed between 2005 and 2017.
Report

Post-lockdown survey - the impact on health risk behaviours

This survey looks at changes in health risk behaviours post-lockdown (Alert Level 1). This survey includes information on alcohol, tobacco, gambling and mental wellbeing.
Report

National Drug Strategy household survey 2019

This report presents key results from the 2019 National Drug Strategy household survey. It looks at people’s drug use throughout their lives and during the last 12 months, and examines how these patterns have changed over time.
Journal article

Changes in the age young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people start smoking, 2002–2015

This article aims to analyse trends in smoking initiation and prevalence among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (Indigenous people) to identify which stages of adolescence and young adulthood prevention activities should target.
Journal article

Review of tobacco use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

This review takes a strengths-based approach to examine tobacco use in detail, specifically in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander context.
Journal article

Working towards a tobacco-free Aboriginal community through an arts-based intervention

This article explores how Aboriginal communities can be engaged on health issues such as smoking through culturally-appropriate interventions such as art.
Report

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.
Report

Identifying the social costs of tobacco use to Australia in 2015/16

The tobacco epidemic, although past its peak in Australia in terms of the prevalence of smoking, still extracts a considerable toll on the health and economic welfare of Australians. The purpose of this study was to update the estimated social costs of tobacco use in...