New Zealand Youth Tobacco Monitor

Tobacco Research - New Zealand Youth Tobacco Monitor (NZYTM)

The New Zealand Youth Tobacco Monitor (NZYTM) is a national school-based monitor that comprises the ASH Year 10 Snapshot Survey and HPA's Youth Insights Survey (YIS). It is used to gain smoking prevalence data for year 10 students, in-depth information on smoking behaviours, attitudes and associated risk factors, as well as youth culture and lifestyles. The NZYTM forms part of the Ministry of Health’s public health monitoring programme and in recent years has informed evidence-based policies such as banning tobacco retail displays and increasing tobacco tax.

ASH Year 10 Snapshot

The ASH Year 10 Snapshot is an annual cross-sectional census of 14 and 15-year-old school students’ smoking prevalence.  All schools with year 10 classes are invited to participate, with around 30,000 year 10 students participating each year.

Results and methodology reports from the ASH Year 10 Snapshot are published here: http://www.ash.org.nz/ash_year_10

Youth Insights Survey (YIS)

The YIS is a biennial survey of year 10 students that collects in-depth information on tobacco-related knowledge, attitudes and behaviour, as well as a wide range of information on youth culture and lifestyles, and other health-related behaviours. It monitors the broad spectrum of risk and protective factors that relate to smoking uptake among young people. The YIS is carried out every two years, with one year 10 class invited to participate from approximately 140 randomly selected schools. Around 3,000 year 10 students take part each time.

Results and methodology reports from the Youth Insights Survey are published here: http://www.hpa.org.nz/research-library/research-publications

2018 New Zealand Youth Tobacco Monitor

In 2018, the New Zealand Youth Tobacco Monitor comprises two parts:

  1. The ASH Year 10 Snapshot, an annual survey of around 30,000 year 10 students throughout New Zealand.
  2. The Health Promotion Agency's Youth Insights Survey (YIS), conducted every two years with around 3,000 year 10 students throughout New Zealand.
More information

Download the information sheet for schools
Download the information sheet for liaison person
Download the information sheet for people working with schools
Download the information sheet for researchers

For more information, contact the Health Promotion Agency at:
Phone: (04) 917 0060
Email: enquiries@hpa.org.nz