Burden of disease due to second-hand smoke
In 2016, we released a report on the burden of disease from second-hand smoke exposure in New Zealand.
An estimated 104 people died from second-hand smoke exposure in New Zealand in 2010.
About 1989 healthy years of life (DALYs) were lost due to second-hand smoke in 2010. Most of the health loss (84%) was due to premature death.
Children and Māori were disproportionately affected by second-hand smoke exposure.
Other topics for our study
We are currently working on burden of estimates for the following environmental risks:
Measures of the health burden include:
We follow guidance from the World Health Organization environmental burden of disease methodologies.