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ASH welcomes the Smokefree 2025 plan but calls for immediate action

ASH welcomes the Smokefree 2025 plan but calls for immediate action

15 April 2021

ASH welcomes the Government’s draft Smokefree Plan of Action released today and congratulate...

E-cigarettes displacing youth smoking in New Zealand: Major new study published in the Lancet Public Health

E-cigarettes displacing youth smoking in New Zealand: Major new study published in the Lancet Public Health

22 January 2020

A major study of youth smoking by ASH New Zealand and the University of Auckland shows that ...

Leading New Zealand academic says the World Health Organisation’s approach to vaping will protect the cigarette trade and cause more harm than good.

30 August 2019

30 August 2019   In a comment published in the Lancet today, Emeritus Professor Robert Beagl...

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

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

25 September 2018

Results from the ASH year 10 smoking survey show that in 2017 fewer than 2% of Year 10 stude...

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

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

21 May 2018

May 2018   ASH – Action for Smokefree 2025 has released the 25th anniversary results of the ...