Headlines Tagged with New Zealand — 3,957 headlines found
Quitline spokesman Bruce Bassett says it's great the tax increase has been introduced at a time of year many smokers are already keen to quit. He says they're expecting an influx - and they're ready for it.
Jan 1, 2013 Radio Network (nz)
added Dec 31, 2012 16:04
The third of six consecutive annual increases in a tax on tobacco took effect on 1 January, taking the price of the cheapest brand of 20 cigarettes to about $16 per packet.
Jan 1, 2013 Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Dec 31, 2012 16:02
As Kiwi smokers prepare for a 10 per cent rise in tobacco prices next week, they have also been advised they are playing Russian roulette every time they light up. On January 1, the first of four annual 10 per cent increases will kick in, and Quitline wi
Dec 28, 2012 Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Dec 28, 2012 13:52
The Criminal Bar Association says there is evidence a smoking ban in prisons is leading to corruption. The ban came into effect in July 2011 and new regulations were put in place last month, making tobacco in prisons contraband.
Dec 25, 2012 Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Dec 26, 2012 01:27
A move by Victoria University to extinguish smoking on campus has prompted questions about how the ban will be enforced. Students and staff were asked in August to have their say on the university's proposal to make all four of its campuses smokefree.
Dec 26, 2012 Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Dec 26, 2012 00:59
Career criminal Arthur Taylor is "chuffed" after a judge ruled the prison smoking ban was unlawful and now plans further action to force Corrections to drop it. "I'm really chuffed about it, it is showing them [Corrections] they just can't act outside th
Dec 24, 2012 nzoom.com (TVNZ)
added Dec 23, 2012 21:45
A judge has ruled a prison smoking ban is unlawful - a victory for career criminal Arthur Taylor, who challenged it in court. But Corrections says inmates will still not be allowed to smoke and the Government says it will change the law if it has to.
Dec 24, 2012 New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Dec 23, 2012 13:53
Even though most smokers have known the tobacco tax increase is coming, it will make it just that much harder and more expensive to continue to smoke. Quitline encourages smokers to get support to help them stop smoking.
Dec 21, 2012 Scoop (nz)
added Dec 21, 2012 08:51
In his study, published in the New Zealand Medical Journal, End Smoking NZ Trust chairman Murray Laugesen found that imposing less tax on denicotinised, or denic, cigarettes would reduce consumption of normal, addictive cigarettes.
Dec 15, 2012 New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Dec 15, 2012 20:49
Parkes puffed his first cigarette when he was just 11. At Waikato Hospital, he was told he would have to break his habit of a lifetime if he wanted his fingers back but he was so addicted he was willing to lose them. "Three times they asked me if I want
Dec 14, 2012 nzoom.com (TVNZ)
added Dec 13, 2012 15:12