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Ara tiatia webinar series – webinar 1: Smokefree Aotearoa

Te Rōpū Rangahau ō Te Kāhui Matepukupuku (Cancer Society Research Collaboration) is a Cancer Society of New Zealand-funded collaboration which draws together leading cancer researchers in a comprehensive research programme on cancer prevention, care, and support.

The aim of our programme is to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer in New Zealand and to reduce inequities in cancer incidence and outcomes.

We are hosting a series of webinars to share research findings and knowledge related to the following research themes:

  • Cancer care and support
  • Cancer communication
  • Nutrition, physical activity, and alcohol
  • Preventing infection-related cancers
  • Skin cancer prevention
  • Smokefree Aotearoa

More webinar dates and topics will be posted as details are confirmed.

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Webinar 1: Smokefree Aotearoa

Dr Jude Ball: Did increasing internet use contribute to the decline in adolescent smoking, 2012–2018?

Adolescent smoking, drinking and other risk behaviours have declined dramatically over the past 20 years. A popular idea is that increasing internet use has displaced smoking (and other risk behaviours) in this age group, particularly since the smartphone use became widespread from about 2012.

Jude Ball and colleagues used Youth Insight Survey data to test this hypothesis and will present the findings.

Dr Louise Marsh: What impact does a tobacco retailer proximity limit have on tobacco availability in New Zealand?

New Zealand’s Smokefree 2025 goal aims to reduce overall smoking prevalence to below 5 per cent, and to greatly decrease the availability of tobacco. The recently released action plan for achieving Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 sets out six focus areas, one of which is to reduce the availability of smoked tobacco products.

Tobacco’s widespread retail distribution promotes smoking by making cigarettes more accessible and normalised, and by increasing environmental cues to smoking. Tobacco outlet density can be reduced through a range of mechanisms, including restricting the distance retailers can be located to each other.

We used a geospatial approach applying a proximity limit of 150m, 300m and 450m between tobacco retailers to determine the impact on tobacco retailer density. This presentation will look at the impact of this policy on tobacco retailer density in deprived communities, around secondary schools and urban and rural access.


Register to attend the Smokefree Aotearoa webinar

Date Thursday, 23 June 2022
Time 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Audience Public,Postgraduate students,Staff,Alumni,Allied health professionals
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Webinar
Contact NameRana Peniamina

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