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Comment | Let’s get fired up to stamp out cigs

Goal of being smokefree by 2025 needs an urgent plan

This article in the NZ Herald, shares the very important views of Robert Beaglehole and Richard Edwards. They say that if we are to reach the Smokefree 2025 goal in just 12 years, business as usual won’t do. The rate of decline is far too slow, particularly in Maori and Pacific people.

As a matter of urgency, New Zealand needs a comprehensive plan setting out a series of actions from now to 2025 designed to achieve the smokefree goal.

The full article can be viewed here

For more information please contact:
Professor Richard Edwards
University of Otago, Wellington
email: richard.edwards@otago.ac.nz