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Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health

It is a decade since New Zealand adopted the goal to reduce smoking prevalence and tobacco availability to minimal levels, essentially making Aotearoa New Zealand smokefree by 2025. Over this time, smoking rates have continued to decline; however, much work still needs to be done, particularly to reduce smoking rates among Māori, Pacific peoples and those living in our most disadvantaged communities. 

This document seeks comment on proposed actions to achieve the Smokefree 2025 goal, which will inform the development of the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan (the action plan). 

We’re running a six-week consultation (15 April – 5pm, 31 May 2021) on the proposals in this document – an opportunity for all New Zealanders to have their say and provide feedback that will help shape the action plan.

We also have prepared a Regulatory Impact Statement with additional details about the impacts. View the Regulatory Impact Statement