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[New Zealand] VIDEO: Watch NZ Herald Focus: Smokers tighten their purse strings

New Year's resolutions and a 10 per cent price hike are believed to be behind a massive surge in calls to the national telehealth service Quitline. Quitline CEO Andrew Slater says the service had its busiest day on Tuesday with more than 500 calls from
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Jan 13, 2017 22:36

[New Zealand] Legality of tobacco product in question

Two of the world’s largest tobacco companies are at odds over whether a new tobacco product being launched in New Zealand is a launch party for the product in Auckland last month. There was free alcohol at the event, which he said was run b
Otago Daily Times (nz)
added Jan 13, 2017 16:48

[New Zealand] 'How far can you oppress somebody?': Anti-smoking campaigner says tax hikes aren't working

Tobacco taxes have been regularly increasing since 2010, under the National and Maori Party coalition. Dr Marewa Glover, a public health analyst and associate professor at Massey University, said their argument wasn't stacking up... "It's just a tax grab
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Jan 8, 2017 22:55

[New Zealand] Smokers face price increase

Smokers will pay 10 per cent more for a pack of cigarettes this year, as part of the Government's annual tax increases on tobacco products. The cost of a pack is expected to rise to $30 in the next four years as part of the Government's plan to make New
Sun Live (nz)
added Jan 5, 2017 15:41

[New Zealand] High rate of pregnant smokers a 'sad statistic'

Nearly 15 per cent of Kiwi women continue to smoke during pregnancy...women under the age of 20, Maori women and women living in deprived areas were most likely to smoke while pregnant. Smoking cessation services are targeting priority groups through sp
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Jan 3, 2017 07:36

[New Zealand] Tobacco tax increase comes in today

It's the first of four consecutive 10 percent rises coming into force on 1 January each year until 2020. Roughly 15 percent of adult New Zealanders, or 550,000 people, are estimated to smoke daily, and smoking-related illnesses kill up to 5000 a year.
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Jan 2, 2017 00:29
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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 ( 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

[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

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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