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Media Releases

Action for Smokefree 2025 (ASH) welcomes stronger restrictions announced today to prevent young people taking up vaping.

20 March 2024

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New Zealand expert advises Australian policymakers on vaping as New Zealand smoking rates fall 40% in 4 years as people switch to vaping

14 February 2024

Smoking rate continues record decline to only 6.8% daily use, Māori and Pacific rates are also reduced

14 December 2023

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Youth regular vaping decreases for 2nd year in a row in ASH Year 10 survey, daily smoking remains very low

11 December 2023

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Last Generation Of Kiwi Smokers Need More Support Than Ever To Quit On World Smokefree Day

30 May 2023

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Raising Vape Sale Age To 21 Among Recommendations From ASH To Tackle Youth Vaping Numbers

08 May 2023

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Youth daily smoking rates remain at record low in annual ASH Year 10 survey, regular vaping decreases for the first time in 7 years

30 November 2022

Health Survey Shows NZ On Track To Achieve Smokefree 2025, As Vaping Overtakes Smoking.

17 November 2022

Assumptions behind plans to remove nicotine from cigarettes “significantly flawed”

07 November 2022

Legislation Not Enough To Achieve Smokefree 2025

28 July 2022