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Letter | A qualitative analysis of how people who smoke and manage lower incomes perceive the Smokefree 2025 goal

A decade has passed since the then National-led government accepted the Māori Affairs Select Committee (MASC) Inquiry recommendation that New Zealand set a “longer-term goal of reducing smoking prevalence and tobacco availability to minimal levels, thereby [becoming] essentially a smokefree nation by 2025.”  This letter outlines findings from a qualitative study undertaken with people who smoke and also experience high material deprivation. 

To view the letter go to the New Zealand Medical Journal (password access may be required).