Tag: new zealand

Selling pharmacies

Selling pharmacies

| February 16, 2018

More research is being called for into limiting tobacco retailing in New Zealand, even though the ‘positive’ results of the original research amounted to just 25 percent.

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Blunt instruments preferred

Blunt instruments preferred

| January 15, 2018

In its quest to get people to quit smoking, the New Zealand government seems to be reverting to its tax-increase stick after having flirted briefly with the idea of e-cigarette carrots.

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No time for e-cigarettes

No time for e-cigarettes

| January 9, 2018

Cigarette smoking is generally regarded as the biggest health issue there is, but the New Zealand government says it hasn’t had time to consider e-cigarettes, a hugely-successful quitting tool.

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Smokers over-taxed

Smokers over-taxed

| December 29, 2017

An insightful opinion piece in a New Zealand newspaper that tells how disadvantaged smokers there are paying far too much tax could be applied to many other countries.

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Teenage smoking plummets

Teenage smoking plummets

| November 20, 2017

The availability of electronic cigarettes is one of the reasons given for a drop in smoking in New Zealand; a drop that has been most marked among teenagers.

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E-cig aid to Smokefree goal

E-cig aid to Smokefree goal

| October 17, 2017

New Zealand, which is encouraging the use of electronic cigarettes, and Australia, which is opposed to them, are conducting an interesting experiment in how to reduce tobacco smoking.

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Call for lower excise taxes

Call for lower excise taxes

| October 10, 2017

New Zealand needs to lower its tobacco-products excise taxes, if only to avoid having to carry out the hideous punishments being suggested for people who rob retailers.

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NZ to legalize smokeless

NZ to legalize smokeless

| August 3, 2017

The log jam that had been slowing the flow of tobacco harm-reduction seems to be clearing slowly. New Zealand is one of the latest countries to announce some bold new initiatives.

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New rules needed

New rules needed

| May 22, 2017

Philip Morris New Zealand believes that action taken against its heat not burn product by the Ministry of Health demonstrates that existing regulations do not fit well with new technology.

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Call for e-cigs subsidy

Call for e-cigs subsidy

| March 10, 2017

In New Zealand, where nicotine patches and gum are subsidized, a call is being made for electronic cigarettes to be given the same status.

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Tobacco taxes, robberies up

Tobacco taxes, robberies up

| March 8, 2017

New Zealand, which imposes eye-watering levels of tobacco taxes, cannot be surprised that cigarettes are being targeted in retail-store robberies. Smokers are addicted to these products, and are often financially poor.

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E-cigs represent a ‘win’

E-cigs represent a ‘win’

| March 7, 2017

There seems to be a momentum building up behind the idea that electronic cigarettes offer a solution to the problems created by traditional cigarettes.

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Big tax increase in NZ

Big tax increase in NZ

| January 3, 2017

Cigarette smokers in New Zealand are having to pay more for their cigarettes following a start-of-the-year 10 percent tobacco excise tax rise. And there are three more such increases in the pipeline.

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Lawyer calls smoking ban “torture”

Lawyer calls smoking ban “torture”

| May 20, 2013

A lawyer who described a smoking ban at health facilities in West Auckland and North Shore, in New Zealand, as cruel and torturous has told a court hospitals need dedicated smoking rooms, according to a story on Radio New Zealand. Smoking has been banned on all Waitemata District Health Board sites since 2009. Two former […]

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