End of the line for NZ tobacco companies?

Oliver Lewis
Thu, 27 Jan 2022

End of the line for NZ tobacco companies?
Tobacco companies operating in New Zealand will have to rethink their market strategy under forthcoming regulations. (Image: Deposit Photos).
Oliver Lewis
Thu, 27 Jan 2022
Some tobacco companies may end up exiting the New Zealand market when proposed new regulations take effect, an academic says.The government released its Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan in December, outlining steps to curb smoking to less than 5% for all population groups.A policy for a ‘smokefree generation’ banning retailers from selling tobacco products to people born after a certain date had the most public attention.But another proposal forcing tobacco companies to sell only very low nicotine cigarettes may have a greater sh...

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