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Blog | The Smokefree 2025 goal is in danger of receding – will the Ministry of Health’s ‘realignment’ get it back on track?

The Ministry of Health proposes realigning tobacco control services to progress New Zealand’s Smokefree 2025 goal. However, will a ‘realignment’ of existing services ensure the goal is realised?

In this blog, based on a recently published letter in the New Zealand Medical Journal, researchers from ASPIRE2025 suggest it may help. However, we argue more fundamental change is required and outline how the Government could do more and the priority actions that could catalyse achievement of this world-leading goal.

The full blog, published in Public Health Expert, can be viewed here.

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