In Fact: Smokers’ expectations of future smoking

Smokers’ expectation of future smoking. [In Fact] …
01 Jan 2015

The Health Promotion Agency’s (HPA’s) Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) provides insight into New Zealanders’ tobacco-related behaviours and attitudes. This factsheet uses data from the 2014 HLS to assist with understanding current smokers’ expectations of future smoking.


In the 2014 HLS, current smokers (n=578) answered two questions about their expectation of future smoking: "Do you think you will be smoking three months from now?", and "Do you think you will be smoking in 2025?" (Yes/No/Don’t know). For both questions, the proportion of current smokers who answered ‘yes’ were examined by ethnicity, neighbourhood deprivation, age, gender, daily smoking status, quit attempts in the past 12 months, and awareness of the Smokefree 2025 goal. See the ‘About the Health and Lifestyles Survey’ section for the relevant comparison groups.

Only statistically significant (p < .05) differences between groups are reported.

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