The Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Amendment Bill passed its first reading by 118 votes to one.
The Bill has now been referred to the Health Select Committee for public consultation.
The closing date for submissions is Friday, 28 March 2014. Please contact Esther firstname.lastname@example.org or 09 520 4866 with any questions you may have about making a submission. ASH strongly urges all ASH members and supporters to have their say on an issue that is a vital step on the path to a smokefree New Zealand.
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ASH communications manager Michael Colhoun talks to Radio NZ’s Checkpoint about plain packaging for tobacco products.
Census 2013 shows daily smoking in New Zealand is at 15.1 per cent, down from 20.7 per cent in the 2006 Census.
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