Snuff and chewing tobacco could be legalised to help smokers quit - but researchers are sceptical about the benefits

December 13, 2023 by nzherald.co.nz

Snuff and chewing tobacco could be legalised to help smokers quit - but researchers are sceptical about the benefits

Snuff and smokeless tobacco are being considered as tools to help smokers quit under the new Government’s smokefree plans. And while those products have contributed to reduced smoking rates overseas, New Zealand experts on tobacco control are sceptical about whether they would be successful here. The National-led Government has promised to scrap the previous government’s anti-smoking laws, prompting widespread condemnation from the healthcare sector and generating global headlines.


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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