Electronic cigarette smoking
Electronic nicotine delivery systems
This briefing paper outlines the most current advice on the health impacts of e-cigarettes, and is based on in-depth evidence reviews and an extensive toxicology report.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.'
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.
The HPA commissioned a qualitative research project to explore young Māori women’s attitudes towards vaping, their vaping behaviour, and the relationship between smoking and vaping. This report is a summary of the key findings.
This report is based on data about e-cigarettes in the 2017/18 New Zealand Smoking Monitor (NZSM) from 1,099 respondents.
This report maps the global, regional and national availability and use of safer nicotine products, the regulatory responses to these products, and the public health potential of tobacco harm reduction.
Tobacco policy in New Zealand has traditionally neglected the needs of smokers. The good news is that youth uptake of smoking has significantly declined. The bad news is that the current approach is not as effective in helping smokers become ex-smokers. If the government wants...
Report on the Inquiry into the use and marketing of electronic cigarettes and personal vaporisers in Australia
The emergence of electronic cigarettes (E-cigarettes) in the past decade has required governments around the world to grapple with how to regulate this product.
The aim of this paper is to summarise and review all studies that have examined potential adverse health effects of passive exposure from inhaling e-cigarette vapour. Research objectives were to describe 1) the absolute impact of passive exposure from inhaling vapour when compared with background...
The evidence does not support the idea that e-cigarettes help people stop smoking.