Smoke Free Zone

The Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Smoked Tobacco) Amendment Bill was enacted on 13 December 2022. The Act will significantly limit the number of retailers able to sell smoked tobacco products, prevent young people from taking up smoking by prohibiting the sale of smoked tobacco products to anyone born on or after 1 January 2009, and make smoking less appealing and addictive by markedly reducing the nicotine in all tobacco products.

NIHI is excited to collaborate with colleagues at the University of Auckland and Wake Forest University in the United States to roll out the CENIC-NZ study.

In the CENIC-NZ study, we are measuring the attitudes, concerns and behaviours of people who smoke regarding the new legislation. We will then follow up with the same people as the Act is implemented to measure if the strategy has the desired effect on smoking, quitting behaviour and health outcomes.

For further information about CENIC-NZ, contact Sarah Curtis, Study Manager, sarah.curtis@auckland.ac.nz or Prof Chris Bullen, lead NZ investigator c.bullen@auckland.ac.nz

Cenic website: https://cenicnz.auckland.ac.nz/