Teen smoking rates fall to all time lows, vaping increases

TV One reports smoking rates are falling for teens, quoting the ASH Year 10 results, released today.

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark welcomed the survey, “as a former Minister of Health, I know that public health policy relies on the best possible evidence.

“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.”

ASH Director Deborah Hart said the results of last years survey shows teenagers have already reached the Smokefree 2025 goal of less than five per cent smoking daily.

“We are delighted at this result because smoking kills 5000 Kiwis every year.”


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