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More recent developments and information on tobacco smoking and public health policy in New Zealand can be found on the
Ministry of Health website
This section contains a wide range of information on tobacco smoking and public health policy in New Zealand, including:
legislation and Smokefree law
The Ministry of Health’s role in
tobacco policy development
Public health initiatives and regulation
filed by manufacturers and importers
Resources and publications
: Trends and statistics, health effects, guidelines on cessation, information about tobacco constituents, and more - includes research reports, surveys, information sheets and links to other websites..
Latest news and updates
Smoke Emissions from 'Roll-Your-Own' Loose Leaf Tobacco Sold in NZ (21 Sep 2008)
A number of roll-your-own (RYO) brands of cigarettes do at least as much harm as a popular tailor-made cigarette, research released by the Ministry of Health shows.
Review of Tobacco Displays and new graphic warnings for tobacco packaging (Jun 2008)
During 2008 the Tobacco Control and Smoking section of the Ministry of Health website has featured updates about the review of tobacco displays and new graphic warnings for tobacco packaging.
View older news and updates
For help to quit smoking
If you want to quit smoking and are a New Zealander, consider calling the Quitline on 0800 778 778. Trained quit advisers can provide you with advice and assistance. You may be eligible for heavily-subsidised Nicotine Replacement Therapy.
Other services to help people quit smoking can be found in the
Smoking Cessation Directory (2004)
, which details the smoking cessation services delivered in New Zealand, funded by the Ministry of Health.
Minister of Health