Tag - New Zealand

Labour’s plan to ban tobacco sales to anyone born after 2008

Other measures would look at how to make smoking unaffordable and inaccessible to younger generations. Retailers could be prohibited from selling cigarettes to anyone born after 2008 if the Labour party wins the next general election. Speaking to the BBC this month, shadow health secretary Wes Streeting said the party would consult on a number of tobacco reviews, which would...

New Zealand passes legislation banning cigarettes for future generations

New Zealand will phase in a near-total tobacco ban from next year. Legislation passed by parliament on Tuesday means that anyone born after 2008 will never be able to buy cigarettes or tobacco products. It will mean the number of people able to buy tobacco will shrink each year. By 2050, for example, 40-year-olds will be...

Health Parliament Committee Visiting New Zealand On Generational Tobacco Ban

Malaysia’s health, science & innovation parliament committee will be meeting New Zealand’s health minister, parliament health committee, as well as an anti-tobacco group and a vaping trade group end September to share best practices on the tobacco GEG. Dr Kelvin Yii, chairman of the Parliament special select committee on health, science and innovation, at the...

New Zealand’s ‘tobacco endgame’ law will be a world first for health – here’s what the modelling shows us

With the first reading of a new bill in parliament today, Aotearoa New Zealand’s plan to be smokefree by 2025 takes another tangible step forward. The Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Smoked Tobacco) Amendment Bill will now go to the Health Select Committee for submissions and review, and (presumably) return to the House in late 2022 to...

Vaping on the rise in primary schools, survey of primary school teachers reveals

A third of primary school teachers say at least some of their students are using e-cigarettes, a new study has revealed. The survey of teachers in schools across Australia about their pupils’ vaping behaviour also found that one quarter of staff working with primary school-aged kids believed their use of e-cigarettes had increased in the...

Law Changes Passed Stopping Tax Evasion On Water-pipe Tobacco

The Minister of Customs has welcomed legislation being passed which will prevent millions of dollars in potential tax evasion on water-pipe tobacco products. The Customs and Excise (Tobacco Products) Amendment Act 2022 changes the way excise and excise-equivalent duty is calculated on these tobacco products. Water-pipe tobacco is also known as flavoured, hookah, shisha, molasses...

An alternate approach needed to phase out cigarettes in Malaysia

ON January 27, 2022, the Health Ministry announced plans to ban tobacco and other smoking products for those born after 2005. Further clarification revealed that the proposed ban would also cover vape and vaping products. In a recent survey by the Retail and Trade Brand Advocacy Malaysia Chapter (RTBA Malaysia), the vast majority of respondents felt...

Big Tobacco exploit dairy owners in cynical attempt to derail smokefree policy

Late yesterday afternoon, Hāpai Te Hauora sent a tweet in response to NZ Herald’s article: Revealed: Big Tobacco behind dairy owners postcard protest at Parliament. The response from Hāpai says "Disappointed - yet not surprised, that Big Tobacco are using dairy owners to lead their agenda to continue to kill New Zealanders. Hāpai Te Hauora Chief...

Revealed: Big Tobacco behind dairy owners’ postcard protest at Parliament

Postcards from dairy owners protesting against restrictions on selling cigarettes appear to have been supplied by British American Tobacco. The postcards - "thousands of them", according to Act deputy leader Brooke van Velden - were delivered to her this morning on Parliament's forecourt. They follow the release of the Government's proposals for Smokefree Aotearoa 2025, which...

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