New survey finds teen smoking falls to record low

Newshub reporting the ASH Year 10 survey also found a significant decline in smoking by students of all ethnicities. Māori students led the way with a massive decrease of 40 percent in daily smoking rates since 2019. 

It also found that only 3.4 percent smoked daily in 2021.

Former Prime Minister and ASH patron Helen Clark welcomed the ASH Year 10 Survey.  

"As a former Minister of Health, I know that public health policy relies on the best possible evidence," she says.  

"The ASH Year 10 Survey, which has been undertaken for nearly 30 years, provides the evidence for policy-makers, government and researchers on youth smoking and youth vaping."

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