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Government to crack down on cigarette sales

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Three key measures were implemented today which Associate Minister of Health Ayesha Verrall said would guarantee future generations of New Zealanders a ‘smokefree future.’

The three measures are:

Reducing the amount of nicotine allowed in tobacco products, decreasing the numbers of retailers that sell tobacco and prohibiting the sale of all tobacco products to anyone born on or after 1 January 2009.

The number of retailers permitted to sell tobacco products will be reduced from the current number of 6,000 to 600 by the end of 2023.

8% of adult New Zealanders smoke daily, according to Verrall.

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  1. Even Hitler, a non-smoker, didn’t have the delusional grandeur to basically take individual freedom to smoke. It’s predominantly the poor and underprivileged, who have to suck it up.
    BTW: grow your own tobacco. MUUUUCH cheaper and easy to do. You just have to learn fermenting the leaves 🙂

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