Smokefree 2025: People aged 14 will be banned from smoking under new law

Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall launched Auahi Kore Aotearoa Mahere Rautaki 2025, the Smokefree 2025 Action Plan this morning.

The plan includes measures that by the end of next year means people aged under 14 will never be able to legally purchase tobacco.

ASH chairman and founder, Emeritus Professor Robert Beaglehole, welcomed the Government's announcement.

"It's been a long slog, but it actually now looks like we will achieve the Smokefree 2025 goal," he said.

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