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Media enquiries are welcome at any time. Please contact our Director, Deborah Hart:  021 379 344 or [email protected] Follow us on Twitter:  @ASHNZ2025 Like us on Facebook: Action on Smoking and Health New Zealand    

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Vaping Policy FAQ's Released

There are so many questions about vaping and good policy, that we put together a list of frequently asked questions and the answers.   To view the FAQs, click HERE

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E-cigarettes displacing youth smoking in New Zealand

A major study of youth smoking by ASH New Zealand and the University of Auckland shows that while some young people are experimenting with vaping, daily use of an e-cigarette is occurring overwhelmingly in existing smokers. The annual survey of almost 30,000 Year 10 students (typically aged 14-15 years) is...

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Sept 2018 - Latest ASH survey show less than 2% of Year 10 students use e-cigarettes daily.

Results from the ASH year 10 smoking survey show that in 2017 fewer than 2% of Year 10 students use e-cigarettes daily.Students who smoke daily were more than 25 times more likely to use e-cigarettes daily than never smokers. Fewer than 1% of never smokers used e-cigarettes daily. The survey,...

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Former PM Helen Clark celebrates 25 years of progress on youth smoking

May 2018   ASH – Action for Smokefree 2025 has released the 25th anniversary results of the year 10 smoking survey. The results were released by Health Minister David Clark at Parliament this morning. The release was hosted by ASH Patron, the Rt Hon Helen Clark and attended by Associate Health...

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Latest smoking statistics show a worrying lack of progress toward Smokefree 2025

February 2018 -  Nearly 7 years since the last government agreed to a goal for a Smokefree New Zealand by 2025, there is a concerning lack of progress. The latest Figures release by the Ministry of Health show that smoking has only declined by 2.5% from 18.2% to 15.7%. There...

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New Zealand Defence Force to be the world’s first smokefree military

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) announced today that they will go smokefree by 2020.  The announcement call was made at an event in Parliament hosted by ASH New Zealand to mark World Smokefree Day. Commander Karen Ward said; “By undertaking a conscious drive to create a smokefree force, the...

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Former Prime Minister Helen Clark calls for politicians to unite for Smokefree 2025

ASH is delighted to announce former New Zealand Prime Minister and ex-head of the United Nations Development Programme, the Right Honourable Helen Clark, as ASH Patron.  On 31st May, World Smokefree Day, ASH New Zealand will be re-launching as ASH – Action for Smokefree 2025 with a focus on the...

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