Public Health Solutions Series: Achieving a Smokefree Aotearoa

Thursday, August 18th, 2022 | cooju60p | 2 Comments

Richard Edwards, Janet Hoek, Anaru Waa*

This blog is part of the Public Health Solutions series looking at effective public health measures to reduce demands on healthcare services quickly. In this blog, we review two key policy interventions included in the Smokefree Bill currently before Parliament which could rapidly, substantially and equitably reduce smoking prevalence: mandated denicotinisation and a reduction in tobacco retailers. We do not consider the smokefree generation policy, a third key measure in the Smokefree Bill, as its impact will be more long term. 

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