Smokefree NEWSFLASH The following edited summary was prepared by Imperial Tobacco The Smokefree 2025 Bill passed its second reading with a majority vote in the House last night. This is another step toward the Bill becoming law. Even if the Bill passes as it stands, nothing changes substantively for at least another 18 months. There […]

Government’s tunnel vision on Smokefree 2025 comes with obvious negative consequences

Press Release: 27 July 2022. Members of NZACS are very concerned about the government proposal to slash retail tobacco outlets from around 6500 to 500 as part of the proposed Smokefree amendment bill. Executive Director Dave Hooker says,” NZACS analysis indicates there are close to 2,000 postcodes alone across the country, each serving up to […]

NZACS Press Release on Smokefree 2025 Action Plan

For immediate release – 9 December 2021 Convenience retailers under significant stress from the fallout of COVID-19 are calling for more consultation so the Government can hear from those whose livelihoods will be severely impacted by the Smokefree 2025 Action Plan. NZ Association of Convenience Stores (NZACS) Executive Director, Dave Hooker says that a number […]