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Smokefree 2025: An opportunity for big scores by the Govt – University of Otago

By   /  June 23, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Smokefree 2025: An opportunity for big scores by the Govt – University of Otago

A group of tobacco control experts published an open letter this week in the New Zealand Medical Journal calling for bold new actions from the New Zealand Government to achieve the Smokefree 2025 goal. The group, which included health and tobacco experts from the Cancer Society and the University of Otago, Wellington, is calling for […]

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Tobacco industry stalled New Zealand plain packs legislation – University of Otago

By   /  April 16, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Threats of lawsuits by the tobacco industry helped delay the New Zealand legislation for plain tobacco packs by at least three years, new University of Otago research suggests. The tobacco companies threatened to sue the NZ Government for compensation, with claims this would amount to billions of dollars. Passing the plain packs legislation took more […]

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Taxing sugary drinks a no-brainer for New Zealand – University of Otago

By   /  April 4, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

On 1 April 2018, the United Kingdom introduced a sugary drinks tax, an important public health measure that University of Otago, Wellington, public health researchers believe should be happening in New Zealand too. The UK is joining many other countries and numerous jurisdictions that now have some variety of a sugary drinks tax – a […]

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Findings from Otago study into NZ justice system

By   /  November 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Findings from Otago study into NZ justice system

Despite perceptions of a slow system, the wheels of justice are turning smoothly in most court cases, according to a major University of Otago-led study. However, this finding comes with a qualification: just looking at average case length to see if a system is fast or slow will not reveal the full picture about how […]

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Study finds news exposure linked to anger towards Muslims – University of Otago

By   /  April 3, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Nationwide study finds news exposure linked to greater anger towards Muslims, regardless of political ideology. New Zealanders – whether liberal or conservative – show both increased anger and reduced warmth towards Muslims if they are more avid news consumers, a new scientific study has found. The study, which appears in the leading international science journal […]

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