Marewa Glover

Dr. Marewa Glover is a Maori behavioural scientist, and the founder and director of the Centre of Research Excellence: Indigenous Sovereignty & Smoking (COREISS) in New Zealand (funding disclosure), which has an international focus on reducing tobacco related harms among Indigenous peoples.

She received a 2018 Professional Advocate award from the International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organizations. She was a finalist in the 2019 New Zealander of the Year awards. Neither Dr. Glover nor COREISS have any commercial interests in nicotine products.

Desperate to Win the Smokefree Race, New Zealand Resorts to Prohibition

Bhutan was the first country to ban the import and sale of tobacco, in 2004. But New Zealand is held…

December 13, 2021

Coronavirus Drug Policies Echo Plague Scapegoating of the Past

Infectious waves of illness that flash flood through cities, regions and—rarely but occasionally—all continents, date back throughout recorded history. The…

May 7, 2020

Criminalizing E-Cigarettes Perpetuates the Spiral of Poverty

Forty-three million Americans live in poverty, and the numbers are not diminishing. Certainly poverty is complicated, and there are economic,…

June 25, 2019

A Ban on Smoking and Vaping in Cars With Minors Will Have Racist Consequences

On a main city street in Auckland, New Zealand last month, two women staged a protest against police inaction over…

March 5, 2019

We Need to Reduce the Harms of Draconian Tobacco Policies

Harm reduction shouldn’t just seek to reduce the harm caused by drugs, but also the harm caused by drug policies,” tweeted…

December 17, 2018

As the WHO Gathers, Our Global Tobacco Control Framework Needs Radical Overhaul

Twenty-five years ago, when I started working on tobacco control at a government policy level, the politicians used to reject…

October 3, 2018