Kiwi smokers wanted for research

NICOLE MATHEWSON
Last updated 05:00 03/12/2012

Relevant offers

Health

Marlborough District Council moves to monitor vineyard spray drift McCready wants Asian supermarkets to join WINZ payment card scheme Nelson Marlborough District Health Board and Marlborough Primary Health Organisation sign up for super health hub Middlemore pharmacist funds own trips to provide vital service in Fiji Smartphone injuries cost ACC hundreds of thousands More come forward with measles, at least 11 confirmed cases in the Waikato Auckland student's creative approach to campaigning for melanoma drug Keytruda Coroner tells health board to improve its policies after inquest into suicide Insulation improves health conditions for at-risk families Negligence case from woman partly paralysed at Palmerston North Hospital will continue

University of Canterbury researchers are looking for 400 smokers across the country for a study on the costs of cigarettes.

The price of cigarettes is set to rise 10 per cent on New Year's Day and will increase by another 10 per cent each year for the following three years.

The reforms, which the Government passed last month, are expected to lift the average price of a pack of cigarettes from about $14.30 today to $20 by 2016.

The research team would ask how much the price of cigarettes needed to increase before they would quit and whether, after puffing on an electronic (nicotine-only inhaler) cigarette, they thought they would quit sooner.

Nicotine electronic cigarettes cannot be sold in New Zealand but can be used in research.

Anyone wanting to participate in the university's survey can email costofsmokingstudy@gmail.com

Ad Feedback

- The Press

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should fluoride in water be the responsibility of central government?

Yes

No

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content