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Blog | After the new law for smokefree cars for Kiwi kids, what next?

This blog discusses the passing of the Smoke-free Environments (Prohibiting Smoking in Motor Vehicles Carrying Children) Amendment Act last week. We briefly review some lessons from this legislation’s long journey and explore future smokefree possibilities in Aotearoa / New Zealand.

A law providing smokefree cars for children is a matter for delight. Many have worked hard and long for this, community workers, advocates, researchers, officials and policymakers. As we celebrate the passing of legislation which will require cars carrying those under 18 years to be smokefree, what can we learn from the process for smokefree and wider health matters?

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Citation

George Thomson, Nick Wilson, Richard Edwards (2020) After the new law for smokefree cars for Kiwi kids, what next? Public Health Expert 4 June 2020

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Please contact:
George Thomson
University of Otago, Wellington
email george.thomson@otago.ac.nz