Wednesday 26 February 2020
Smokefree policies have reduced tobacco marketing and the affordability of smoked tobacco products. But could we do more to make tobacco products less appealing and addictive, and have less impact on the environment?
Could changing the experience of smoking contribute to New Zealand’s smokefree goal and reduce disparities in smoking among Māori and Pacific peoples?
Hear about several new and emerging studies as we:
- Consider how smoked tobacco regulation could reduce smoking prevalence and inequities.
- Review how tobacco companies continue to make smoked tobacco appealing to young people, and their efforts to stymie product regulation.
- Examine the potential impact of reducing nicotine in cigarettes to non-addictive levels.
- Probe how removing filter ventilation could change the experience of smoking.
- Explore the impact tobacco product waste has on the environment and how we could address this problem.
- Review findings from the NZ International Tobacco Control and TAKe Surveys and explore smokers’ responses to policies that would change tobacco product design.
- Consider how tobacco product regulation could improve well-being and support Māori and Pacific peoples to be smokefree.
- Explore ideas with community and advocacy groups and probe how they could use these in their work
Symposium – Multi-speaker presentations and panel discussion
This course is aimed at people who want to know more about product modification, and how it might contribute to the 2025 goal. People who work with smokers, develop policy and undertake research will find the material covered relevant to their work. No specific prior experience is required.
|9:00am||Brief introduction, housekeeping||Janet Hoek|
|9:10am||How could smoked tobacco regulation reduce smoking prevalence and inequities||Anaru Waa|
|9:40am||On-going tobacco marketing: Capsule cigarettes and other innovations||Janet Hoek|
|11:00am||Creating non-addictive cigarettes||TBC|
|11:45am||New Zealand smokers’ responses to reducing nicotine content||Anaru Waa|
|1:30pm||Removing filter ventilation||TBC|
|2:10pm||Tobacco filters and environmental harm||Janet Hoek|
|3:30pm||Translating findings into differences for Māori and Pacific peoples: Perspectives from community and NGO leaders and open discussion||TBC|
|4:30pm||Summary of key points||Anaru Waa|
|5:30pm||Evening event (if relevant)|
Smokefree researchers from ASPIRE will lead these discussions, which will also include presentations from national and international experts. The day will end with a panel discussion where community, advocacy and NGO leaders discuss potential uptake of these ideas to shape policy and practice.
- Janet Hoek, Co-Director ASPIRE2025, University of Otago
Janet’s research has focussed on how policy measures could more effectively restrain tobacco marketing. Her work has examined plain packaging, removal of tobacco retail displays
- Anaru Waa (Ngāpuhi/ Ngāti Hine), Co-Director ASPIRE2025, University of Otago
Anaru is a long-standing tobacco control researcher. His work has examined how policy measures could reduce disparities in smoking prevalence between Māori and non-Māori.
$300 early bird, $400 after 19 December 2019.
A 50% discount is available to full-time students, those unwaged and University of Otago staff.