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[New Zealand] 300 smokers call it quits after tobacco tax hike

Andrew Slater, CEO Quitline says, “So, so far today we've had over 100 people call us by lunchtime looking to enrol and get support for quitting smoking. We'll expect to see that sort of hit around 300 people by the end of today.” The Māori tobacco advo
Māori Television (nz)
added Jan 1, 2017 23:42
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[New Zealand] Data shows top reasons for quitting smoking.

Quitline (www.quit.org.nz) has today revealed the top five reasons New Zealanders who contacted Quitline decided to give up smoking in 2016. Nearly half stated they wished to improve their overall health as the number one reason to give up smoking.
Scoop (nz)
added Jan 1, 2017 23:38
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[New Zealand] Smokers stock up on tobacco before the 'ridiculous' price increase

Smokers are stocking up on cigarettes as a tobacco price increase rolls in with the new year. The tax on tobacco products again increased by 10 per cent from January 1, 2017. Shopkeepers and smokers said the increase was ridiculous and only made peopl
Manawatu Standard (nz)
added Jan 1, 2017 18:50
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New Zealand anti-litter charity funded by tobacco company

British American Tobacco (BAT) generate over a third of Keep New Zealand Beautiful's income, Newshub can reveal. BAT's contribution to the anti-litter charity has risen from $100,000 to nearly $200,000 a year since 2008.
Newshub (nz)
added Dec 30, 2016 17:13
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[New Zealand] Smoking rates falling: Will we reach the Smokefree 2025 target?

New research has revealed the number of regular smokers dropped to 15.1 per cent in 2013, according to NZ Census data, which translates to a 22.5 per cent drop ...Maori levels were at 38.6 per cent, a small decline from 42.1 per cent in 2006-07.
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Dec 23, 2016 13:40
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[New Zealand] The death of a drink and a durrie? Capital pubs in limbo over smoking area rules

Health authorities have found fault with almost 40 smoking areas in central Wellington's bars, forcing some owners to simply ban smoking out of frustration that the rules are as hazy as a cloud of smoke. In May, smokefree environment officers assessed 4
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Dec 17, 2016 07:07
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[New Zealand] Big tobacco winning the battle for the hearts and lungs of young adults

Data from the 2015/16 New Zealand Health Survey released today shows that overall, 14% of adult New Zealanders (520,000) are smoking daily: 36% of Maori (172,000); 23% of Pacific people (51,000); and 12.5% of European/Other (359,000). Women and men smoke
Scoop (nz)
added Dec 16, 2016 20:04
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[New Zealand] Smoking may alleviate symptoms of schizophrenia, new research suggests

Smoking may alleviate some symptoms of schizophrenia, according to a new study out of Victoria University. Study author Uta Waterhouse said this raises questions that current legislation, which prohibits smoking in places like hospitals and other health
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Dec 9, 2016 03:46
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[New Zealand] Invercargill City Council takes 'bold step' towards smokefree Esk St

At the meeting on Tuesday, the direction was called "a bold step forward" by committee members. However, some said the move to clear the air could affect tourism, employees and CBD bars.
Southland Times (nz)
added Dec 7, 2016 16:31
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[New Zealand] EDITORIAL: Smokefree Esk St -- just a request, right?

For now, the council is rightly looking to consult with the public over the policy. Initial indications are that councillors are particularly interested in whether just the street's pocket parks be given the designation. In which case it wouldn't apply t
Southland Times (nz)
added Dec 7, 2016 16:31
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