ASH (New Zealand) – Action for Smokefree 2025 – report on how vaping and other low-risk technologies could get New Zealand back on track to meet its high profile target to have less than 5% smoking by 2025. A Surge Strategy for Smokefree Aotearoa 2025
- Full report: A Surge Strategy for Smokefree Aotearoa 2025: The role and regulation of vaping and other low-risk smokefree nicotine products
- 2-page summary – A surge strategy for Smokefree Aotearoa 2025
- Press release – Global anti-smoking experts highlight e-cigarette opportunities …and these are all available here
The authors are Clive Bates, Robert Beaglehole, George Laking, David Sweanor and Ben Youdan.
Key features of wider interest include a focus on: (1) inequities (Māori smoking rates are over 30% and tax-driven policies add a further inequitable burden of harm); (2) the concept of ‘risk proportionate regulation’ as a framework to exploit the major opportunity while containing the relatively minor risks.