Tobacco control

Where are young smokers accessing cigarettes? In Fact

8 Jul 2013

Access to tobacco is recognised as one of the environmental risk factors for young people taking up smoking. As well as directly communicating with young people, tobacco control activities should also communicate with key audiences who can ultimately influence young people and their access to tobacco, such as friends, parents/caregivers, and their wider family/whānau.

Participants in the Health Promotion Agency’s (HPA’s) 2012 Youth Insights Survey (YIS) of Year 10 students were asked about where they got their cigarettes from, as well as how often they bought tobacco from a range of commercial outlets.