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New Zealand Smoking by the Numbers
Smoking rates decreased from 20.1% in 2007 to 16.3% in 2016.
The most common type of tobacco is boxed cigarettes at 78%, followed by hand-rolled cigarettes, and then cigarillos.
The number of tobacco related deaths has decreased from 196 to 100 per 100,000 from 1990 to 2017. With men decreasing 235 to 119 and women 159 to 81.
Breast: 1.84%, Lung: 1.03%
Banned in all public spaces.
Advertising ban and ban of tobacco displays in stores.
All tobacco products require a text warning on the front and back of the packaging. Legislation in 2011 expanded the minimum requirement for those warnings to 40% of the packaging surface area.
Perception of relative harm of vaping devices. From the Foundation’s 2017 and 2019 Global Polls, participants were asked, “Do you think smoking e-cigarettes and vaping devices are more or less harmful than smoking regular cigarettes?”
*Data from the 2017 Global Poll
48.2% of smokers in New Zealand tried quitting using nicotine replacement medications (like nicotine gum, patch, or inhaler) or other medications (2017 global poll)
46.2% of smokers in New Zealand’s quitting attempts failed because smokers felt they were not motivated enough (2017 global poll)
69.2% of smokers in New Zealand believe that using vaping devices such as e-cigarettes is less harmful than smoking regular cigarettes (2017 global poll)
Personal health was the largest factor that encouraged smokers in New Zealand to consider quitting (44.4%) (2017 global poll)
Would an increase in tobacco price have an effect on your current smoking habit?