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.

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

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.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Too soon to know if e-cigarettes help people quit smoking

The evidence does not support the idea that e-cigarettes help people stop smoking.
Journal article

Use of e-cigarettes and smoked tobacco in youth aged 14–15 years in New Zealand: findings from repeated cross-sectional studies (2014–19)

Media reports of a vaping epidemic among youth have raised concerns about the creation of a new generation of nicotine-dependent individuals who could graduate to cigarette smoking. This study investigated the use of e-cigarettes and cigarettes in the youth of New Zealand from 2014 to...
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.

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.

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...

A surge strategy for smokefree Aotearoa 2025

In 2011 the New Zealand government set an ambitious goal to be smokefree by 2025. This means adult daily smoking is less than 5% prevalence and almost no new smokers start. To achieve this goal, this paper advocates a 'surge strategy.'

Disparities in age of smoking initiation and transition to daily smoking in New Zealand

This report explores the age of smoking initiation and transition into daily smoking using a nationally representative sample of New Zealanders aged 15 years and over. The study examined the mean age of smoking initiation and transition into daily smoking as a whole and by...