Tobacco control publications

Publications relating to tobacco control and smokefree law in New Zealand.

Publications

  • Published 02 December 2006
    This report details an evaluation of the process and outcomes of the sections of the 2003 Smoke-free Environments Amendment Act relating to the extension of smokefree workplace from the provisions of the Smoke-free Environments Act (1990). Excluded is an evaluation of the impact of the SEAA (2003) on schools and early childhood centres. The report looks at changing attitudes towards smokefree policies, secondhand smoke exposure, health impacts, smoking prevalence and behaviours and economic impacts.
  • Published 02 December 2005
    A first anniversary report assessing impacts of the Smoke-free Environments Amendment Act (2003) has found strong public support, increasing patronage trends in bars, and no significant economic impacts for hospitality venues overall. The law introduced smoking bans for all indoor workplaces and hospitality venues from 10 December 2004, to help protect all New Zealanders from the harmful health effects of second-hand smoke exposure.
  • Published 01 September 2004
    Clearing the Smoke: A five-year plan for tobacco control in New Zealand 2004–2009 represents another milestone in the progress towards minimising the harm from tobacco in this country. It has four goals that support the best-practice strands of a comprehensive tobacco programme.
  • Published 01 March 2001
    Second hand smoke (SHS) increases the risk of many diseases: children are especially susceptible. Many New Zealanders are still exposed to SHS despite the progress that has been made in the last ten years in reducing tobacco use. For example, approximately a third of secondary school students live in households with smokers, and 39% of indoor workers are exposed to smoke during working hours (including tea and lunch breaks).
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    Published 03 March 2000
    This  report assembles and assesses information on the types and quantities of chemical constituents, apart from nicotine and tar, that exist in cigarettes, tobacco and tobacco smoke.
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