In the News

New Zealand scraps generational smoking ban

Geoff Riley

28th November 2023

New Zealand's much trumpeted policy to introduce a generational smoking ban has been overturned by its new government, not on health grounds but to help pay for tax cuts.

In 2022, New Zealand passed legislation to prevent people born on or after January 1, 2009, from legally purchasing cigarettes. But the new government has announced a volte face. Public health officials in New Zealand believe will cost thousands of lives and be “catastrophic” for Māori communities.

New Zealand scraps generational smoking ban

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

© 2002-2024 Tutor2u Limited. Company Reg no: 04489574. VAT reg no 816865400.