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Welcome to CENIC

Aotearoa NZ

A survey about health

Why we are doing this study?

Smoking kills about 5000 people in Aotearoa New Zealand each year. Many more people suffer from poor health. The costs of smoking to whānau and the nation are huge.

We would like you to help us understand your opinions on smoking. The New Zealand Government has introduced new policies on smoking such as reducing nicotine in all tobacco products. We would like to understand how this may affect you.

Is this study for me?

  • Aged 18 years and over

  • New Zealand citizen or permanent resident

  • Able to speak English

  • Willing to complete up to 6 short online surveys per year for compensation

Whether you are eligible or not we recommend you contact your GP, Quitline (0800 778 778), and/or you can go to this site for other free stop smoking support: Stop smoking services | Health Promotion Agency Smokefree.

The research has been given ethics approval from Central Health & Disability Ethics Committee. We have no links with the tobacco industry or any other industry.

CENIC - A happy smoke-free family in Auckland

Why you should

consider being involved?

Why you should consider being involved?

You’ll be able to share your opinions and help shape decisions being made about these new policies on smoking in Aotearoa and worldwide.

What will I have to
do in the study?

Eligibility questions

We need to ask you a few short questions. Once you have answered the questions, we will let you know if you are eligible to join a group of people chosen to give their opinions on smoking and health. This group of people is called "The Opinions on Smoking Panel"


Join the panel

If you are eligible to join it we will provide more information about "The Opinions on Smoking Panel" so you can decide whether joining the panel is right for you.


Getting started

Anyone who is eligible to join the panel and consents to take part will be invited to complete online surveys (up to 6 short online surveys per year).


Your Rights

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Informed Consent Before Participation

You will get a detailed outline of the study, including processes, risks and procedures. and be given the chance to ask questions to study staff, before you decide whether to participate.

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Withdraw At Any Time

You may withdraw your consent for the collection and use of your information at any time. At this time your study participation will end, and the study team will stop collecting information from you.

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Security Of Your Information

Your coded study information will be kept in a secure, cloud-based storage. All storage will comply with local and/or international data security guidelines.

See Participant Information Sheet >

The CENIC NZ project is funded by a US-based funding agency - The National Institutes of Health. The surveys are managed by the National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI) at The University of Auckland with support from Horizon Poll.

Do you have some questions?

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