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ASH New Zealand

ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) is a registered charity focused on eliminating the death and disease caused by tobacco.

ASH Year 10 Snapshot Survey

The ASH Year 10 Snapshot Survey is a annual tobacco-use youth survey that involves around 30,000–35,000 Year 10 students, aged 14 and 15 years old. The survey reports on New Zealand youth smoking rates by gender, ethnic group, school decile group, parental smoking, and geographical area, with data down to a regional, DHB level.

The 2011 survey includes Christchurch schools, but the widespread movement of pupils will make year-on-year trends hard to measure at a local level. With many pupils displaced from or into schools, a question has been added to control for and record this. Students are also asked about home displacement. The item added to the survey is:

 Image, ASH question box.

It is expected that results of the 2011 survey will be available in early 2012. Existing survey results may be found on the ASH website.

For more information about the survey, contact:

Michael Colhoun, Communications Manager, ASH NZ: 09 520 8424 or 021 106 0625

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