New Zealand’s Next Government to Scrap Law Curbing Tobacco Sales

November 24, 2023 by bloomberg.com

New Zealand’s Next Government to Scrap Law Curbing Tobacco Sales

New Zealand’s vaunted laws aimed at making the country smoke-free will be repealed by its new center-right government. Legislation banning tobacco sales to people born after 2008 will be dumped by the new administration, according to coalition agreements released Friday in Wellington. The new government, which comprises the National, ACT and New Zealand First parties, will also stop a plan to reduce in the number of retail outlets


10.90% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 420,745 current smokers in New Zealand.
SOURCE: GSTHR

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