New Zealand's Disappointing New Smoking Policies

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Dec.01.2023
New Zealand's Disappointing New Smoking Policies
New Zealand's VFK NZ expresses disappointment in the new government's tobacco policy change and its impact on youth smoking.

According to a scoop report, the Smokefree Kids Organization in New Zealand (VFK NZ) is greatly disappointed with the policy changes regarding smoke-free initiatives by the new coalition government. This has further compounded the concerns surrounding the increasingly serious issue of teenage smoking.

 

According to spokesperson Tammy Downer, the organization is critical of the government's prioritization of tax revenue over the well-being of our youth. New Zealand's tobacco prohibition legislation has previously received global acclaim for its aim to prevent teenage smoking.

 

Faced with the continuously rising drug consumption rates, parents express shock and disappointment with the government's decision. We have witnessed an explosive growth in the number of marijuana dispensaries, with many of them even opening near schools, and the growth momentum shows no signs of slowing down.

 

For years, health and education experts have been sounding the alarm, urging people to take notice of the negative impacts brought about by widespread e-cigarette use among teenagers.

 

Both the National Party and the Labour Party have promised to take stronger measures to address this issue ahead of the general election, such as significantly reducing the number of outlets selling drug paraphernalia and strengthening youth education.

 

The Vape-Free Kids organization in New Zealand is urging the public to strongly oppose these changes and send a clear message to the new government that New Zealand will not accept a future where another generation of children become nicotine addicts through cigarettes or e-cigarettes.

 

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