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Blog | What does the EY Tobacco Excise Tax Evaluation Report mean for reaching the Smokefree 2025 Goal?

Overview
This blog comments on the Ernst and Young (EY) report to the Ministry of Health, which evaluated tobacco excise tax increases as a strategy for achieving the Government’s Smokefree 2025 goal. The report’s recommendations, including continuing annual tax excise increases (conditional on positive impacts demonstrated in enhanced monitoring) and implementing comprehensive and multi-faceted complementary measures, are highly consistent with those made in the NZ tobacco control sector’s Achieving Smokefree Aotearoa Plan (ASAP) launched a year previously.

The report strengthens the overwhelming case for implementing a Government-led, comprehensive strategy to achieve the Smokefree 2025 goal equitably for all peoples in Aotearoa.

Read the full blog at Public Health Expert: What does the EY Tobacco Excise Tax Evaluation Report mean for reaching the Smokefree 2025 Goal?

Citation
Edwards, R., Hoek, J., Waa, A. (2018) What does the EY Tobacco Excise Tax Evaluation Report mean for reaching the Smokefree 2025 Goal? Public Health Expert 24 January 2019.

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