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.

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.

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...

Shisha no thanks!

Waterpipe (shisha) smoking is increasing internationally. This evaluation project was co-designed with Arabic-speaking young people, community groups, and health care workers, to increase awareness of the harms of waterpipe smoking among young people from Arabic-speaking backgrounds through community engagement, events, and social media. This 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

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.
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

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.