Tag - New Zealand

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...

New Zealand wants a young, smoke-free generation

A completely smoke-free future. This is the goal of the New Zealand government, which has announced a strict action plan: the gradual increase in the age at which smoking becomes legal (which could even become Banning the sale of cigarettes to anyone born after 2004), The marked reduction of the permissible level of nicotine...

New Zealand: Cancer Society petition calls for significant reduction of tobacco retailers

Today the Cancer Society is launching a petition calling for a significant reduction in the number of shops able to sell tobacco. Cancer Society Chief Executive Lucy Elwood says New Zealand will not reach its Smokefree 2025 goal without legislation to greatly limit the availability of the most harmful consumer product in history. “Tobacco kills about...