This report is a brief update of tobacco use in New Zealand in 2008. It provides an overview of current smoking and tobacco consumption among New Zealanders over time, and presents some data from the 2008 New Zealand Tobacco Use Survey (NZTUS 2008), including current smoking by age, ethnic group and neighbourhood deprivation, and smoking in youth aged 15 to 19 years.
Online data tables include NZTUS 2008 data on what products people smoke, where they purchase them and why they smoke roll-your-own cigarettes. There is also further information on smoking status and frequency, youth smoking behaviour and second-hand smoke exposure. Where possible comparison data have been provided from the NZTUS 2006 and 2006/07 New Zealand Health Survey.