Free

Tobacco and smokefree policies - should the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 goal be...

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Simpson Grierson

195 Lambton Quay

Level 24 HSBC Tower

Wellington, Wellington 6011

New Zealand

View Map

Event description

Description


As the government considers legislation, LEANZ is delighted to invite you to a panel discussion where four prominent experts offer their views on the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 goal and the related policies.


Title: Tobacco and smokefree policies - should the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 goal be achieved, and if so how?

Panellists:

  • Eric Crampton, Chief Economist at The New Zealand Initiative

  • Richard Edwards, Professor at the Department of Public Health, Otago University, Wellington

  • Robin Oliver, Director at OliverShaw and former member of the Tax Working Group

  • Nick Wilson, Professor at the Department of Public Health, Otago University, Wellington

Date: Tuesday 24 September 2019

Venue: Simpson Grierson, Level 24 HSBC Tower, 195 Lambton Quay, Wellington, 6011

Time: 5:00 pm for light refreshments for a 5:30pm start (please note EARLIER START than usual to allow enough time for the four person panel)


About the topic

Should the Smokefree Aotearoa goal be achieved, and if so how? This is the central question that we posed to the panel. The scope of the discussion will include the policy instruments required to achieve the goal, as well as the consequences of achieving it, both positive and negative. Increasingly popular smoke-free alternatives (such as vaping) also fit into this picture; how should they be taxed and regulated? Four prominent commentators each discuss their views on these important matters.


About the speakers

Dr Eric Crampton is Chief Economist with the New Zealand Initiative. Prior to joining the Initiative in 2014, he served as Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Canterbury; he has also taught public finance at Victoria University of Wellington. He regularly writes on the economics of alcohol and tobacco policy in columns in leading New Zealand newspapers, as well as at his blog, Offsetting Behaviour. He also supervised two reports with the Initiative on the economics of health-related behaviours and vaping: 2016’s The Health of the State, and 2018’s Smoke and Vapour.

Richard Edwards trained as a public health physician in the UK and has over 25 years’ experience in public health practice and research in the UK, New Zealand and internationally. Richard is co-director of the ASPIRE 2025 research collaboration which carries out research aiming to help the Smokefree Aotearoa goal. He is principal investigator on the New Zealand arm of the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Evaluation project and co-Director of the Whakaha o te Pā Harakeke research programme. Richard is a Deputy Editor of the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research, a Fellow of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco and serves on numerous expert advisory committees including for Hāpai Te Hauora the national tobacco control advocacy service, the NZ cancer Society and the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation.

Robin Oliver is recognised in New Zealand, and world-wide, as an expert in tax economics and tax policy. Before founding OliverShaw, Robin was Deputy Commissioner of Policy at Inland Revenue and has also worked for the New Zealand Treasury and as a private sector tax advisor. Robin is a member of the International Fiscal Association and was a member of the 2018-19 Tax Working Group – The Future of Tax – chaired by the Hon Sir Michael Cullen. He was previously on the United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters and represented New Zealand on the OECD’s Committee on Fiscal Affairs. Robin was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2009 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Nick trained as a medical doctor who subsequently specialised as a public health physician and then moved into university-based research. He is currently the Director of BODE3, a Research Group that performs epidemiological and health economic modelling at the University of Otago, Wellington. He has over 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals on tobacco use epidemiology and control.


Queries about the event can be directed to:

Diego Villalobos, diego.villalobos@comcom.govt.nz


Lawyers may note that if this seminar is part of your learning objectives in your CPDPR, then the seminar can count for one hour of your 10 CPD hours. Please contact a LEANZ representative at the seminar to confirm your attendance.


Kind regards,LEANZ Wellington

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Simpson Grierson

195 Lambton Quay

Level 24 HSBC Tower

Wellington, Wellington 6011

New Zealand

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved