NZ’s Quitline Service is value-for-money: But how does it compare with other tobacco control actions in a league table?

Monday, August 21st, 2017 | Kate Sloane | 1 Comment

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Prof Nick Wilson, Dr Nhung Nghiem, Dr Cristina Cleghorn, Dr Frederieke Sanne van der Deen, Prof Tony Blakely

We have just published a journal article on the cost-effectiveness of NZ’s Quitline service (including its associated promotion in the mass media). The study found that this intervention package is likely to be an effective means to generate health gain, address health inequalities and save costs for the NZ health system. But in this blog we also compare the New Zealand Quitline intervention with other tobacco interventions using our just launched BODE3 Interactive League Table, and find that whilst the Quitline is a good thing to do, much more health gain is possible through other tobacco control interventions.

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Being Bolder – Public Health Endgames for NZ

Monday, October 20th, 2014 | Kate Sloane | 4 Comments

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Associate Professor Nick Wilson, Frederieke S. van der Deen

Southern saltmarsh mosquito: A disease vector successfully eliminated from NZ

Southern saltmarsh mosquito: A disease vector successfully eliminated from NZ

At the Public Health Congress in Auckland last week, one of us presented on potential public health endgames – partly to inform thinking around the tobacco endgame in New Zealand (the Smokefree Nation Goal for 2025). This blog post provides a brief historical perspective and international perspective on public health-related endgames. It also considers what additional endgames this country could be bolder about tackling.  

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