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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The announcement by the Government that it is going ahead with plain packaging of tobacco products makes a mockery of the public consultation process and will achieve little but force costs onto the
New Zealander’s have overwhelmingly told the Government that they don’t want plain packaging of tobacco products. That’s the outcome of the Ministry of Health’s consultation on plain packaging.
The release of only a selection of submissions on the tobacco plain packaging consultation raises questions about the integrity of the process says one of New Zealand’s leading retail organisations.