The source of deaths statistics caused by second hand smoking

Zane Collins made this Official Information request to Ministry of Health

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From: Zane Collins

Dear Ministry of Health,

Can you send me the source of the statistics which is on your website showing all studies/ researches / surveys or any other details how the below statistics were determined ?

"About 350 deaths per year are estimated to be from exposure to second-hand smoke in New Zealand."

Yours faithfully,

Zane Collins

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Dear Zane

Thank you for your email dated 17 January 2019 requesting the following
information under the Official Information Act 1982:

Can you send me the source of the statistics which is on your website
showing all studies/ researches / surveys or any other details how the
below statistics were determined ?

"About 350 deaths per year are estimated to be from exposure to
second-hand smoke in New Zealand."

The Ministry's reference number for your request is: H201900122.

As required under the Act we will endeavour to respond to your request no
later than 15 February 2019, being 20 working days after the day your
request was received.  

If we are unable to respond to your request within this time frame, we
will notify you of an extension of that time frame.

If you have any queries related to this request, please do not hesitate to
get in touch.
 
Yours sincerely,

Jan Torres
Advisor
Ministerial Services (OIA)
[Ministry of Health request email]
Ministerial Services  l  Government Services  l  Office of the Director
General

From:        Zane Collins <[FOI #9417 email]>
To:        OIA/LGOIMA requests at Ministry of Health <[Ministry of Health request email]>,
Date:        17/01/2019 01:08 a.m.
Subject:        Official Information request - The source of deaths
statistics caused by second hand smoking

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Dear Ministry of Health,

Can you send me the source of the statistics which is on your website
showing all studies/ researches / surveys or any other details how the
below statistics were determined ?

"About 350 deaths per year are estimated to be from exposure to
second-hand smoke in New Zealand."

Yours faithfully,

Zane Collins

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Dear Mr Collins

Please find attached a letter regarding your request for official
information.

Yours sincerely

Ministerial Support Services
[Ministry of Health request email]
Ministerial Services  l  Government Services  l  Office of the Director
General

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