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21 Dec 2011
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Youth forensic services are specialist mental health and alcohol and other drug (AOD) services for young people with mental health disorders, AOD problems and/or intellectual disabilities (under the Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation) Act 2003 (IDCC&R Act)) who have offended or are alleged to...
A special report which focuses on the results of the ALAC Youth Drinking Monitor and the Benchmark of parental Concern, by two broad ethnically based groups - Maori and non-Maori. Online version only.
ALAC has extended the focus of its Youth Drinking Campaign to include the parents and caregivers of teenagers. In this regard, a communications programme targeted at the parents of Youth, 14 to 18, was launched on Sunday, April 16 2000. This report presents the results of a Benchmark survey of parents of 14 to...
This report presents the results of the ALAC Youth Drinking Monitor for 2002. This monitor is the fifth survey in a series commenced in 1997 to evaluate and give direction to ALAC’s strategy for Youth. Interviewing for this survey took place between 9 April and 30 May, 2002. A total sample of 359 Youth aged...
Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered devices that look like an ordinary tobacco cigarette. They release flavours as people inhale from them, and do not contain tobacco but can contain nicotine. Although it is currently not possible to legally import and sell electronic cigarettes containing nicotine in New Zealand, they are...
Young people’s perceptions of parental attitudes and rules about smoking are associated with youth smoking, and these perceptions may be an even stronger influence on youth smoking than parental smoking behaviour. Participants in the Health Promotion Agency’s (HPA’s) Youth Insights Survey (YIS) were asked to ‘agree’ or ‘disagree...
The New Zealand Government has committed to the goal of New Zealand becoming ‘smokefree’ (smoking prevalence of less than 5%) by 2025. To achieve this it is important to reduce initiation of smoking as well as encourage quitting. Participants in the Health Promotion Agency’s (HPA’s) Youth Insights Survey (YIS) were asked whether...
Access to tobacco is recognised as one of the environmental risk factors for young people taking up smoking. Participants in the Health Promotion Agency’s (HPA’s) Youth Insights Survey (YIS) of Year 10 students were asked whether they thought they could get cigarettes or tobacco from anyone in their family/...
HPA's Youth Insights Survey (YIS) monitors Year 10 students’ behaviours, attitudes and knowledge on a range of tobacco-related topics, including their perceived access to tobacco.
One of the most effective tools to stop people taking up smoking and encourage smokers to quit is to increase the price of cigarettes and tobacco. The New Zealand Government has annually raised the excise tax on tobacco since 2010, and has committed to continue this annual increase until at least 2016. A key source of New...
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