Tobacco control

Acceptability of exposure to second-hand smoke among young people - 2014 - In Fact

22 May 2015

One of the main sources of New Zealand data on youth smoking is the Health Promotion Agency’s (HPA’s) Youth Insights Survey (YIS). The YIS monitors Year 10 students’ behaviours, attitudes and knowledge on a range of tobacco-related topics, including their opinions on the acceptability of exposure to second-hand smoke.

Respondents in the 2014 YIS were asked whether they agreed or disagreed that, “It’s not okay for other people to smoke around me where I can breathe their smoke”.