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The proposed Smokefree 2025 Action Plan includes significantly reducing the number of retailers able to sell tobacco, limiting the nicotine content of cigarettes, and raising the age of purchase every year, so that anyone born after 2004 could never lawfully be sold tobacco.
Columnist Mike Yardley says most lower-income earners who smoke shell out more money in tobacco excise than they do in income tax.
"They should be vigorously urged to switch to vaping as a smoking cessation alternative, given it’s not just far less hazardous to their health, but also to their back pocket," he says.
What do you think of the proposed Smokefree 2025 reforms? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
It’s school holiday time and we’re celebrating by letting kids eat free at all Coriander’s restaurants from Friday April 16 to Sunday May 9.
That’s right, children 10 and under can get a free meal including: Kids’ portion of Butter Chicken or Mango Chicken + Chocolate naan bread for dessert.
So happy holidays, and remember, all Coriander’s restaurants are open for lunch and dinner every day. Find us at St Asaph Street, Sumner, Bush Inn and Rolleston.
T&Cs: Each child must be accompanied by an adult ordering mains. Not available in conjunction with any other promotions.