This is the 16th annual ASH Year 10 Snapshot Survey. This year’s results have continued to see a drop in smoking rates among all Year 10 students since the very first survey in 2000. Daily smoking rates have fallen below 3% for the first time ever.
However the momentum of this decrease slowed this year, evidenced particularly amongst Māori and Pacific Islanders. The 2014 survey has highlighted this and other shocking disparities in smoking rates amongst 14-15 year olds. The survey found Māori girls are more than three times more likely to be daily smokers than either girls or boys of other ethnicities. Of these over 90% are from low and medium socio-economic areas.
Please click on a factsheet below to display some of the findings of the 2014 ASH Year 10 Snapshot Survey. You can read more about the purpose of the ASH Year 10 Snapshot Survey here and the methodology can be viewed here. For more information please contact the ASH office at [email protected]
Factsheet 1 – Topline results
Factsheet 2 – Smoking by District Health Board
(Please note that the response rate is higher in some regions than others and this can vary year on year).
Factsheet 3 – Smoking by ethnicity
Factsheet 4 – Māori smoking
Factsheet 5 – Pacific smoking
Factsheet 6 – Smoking in cars and houses