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New Smokefree 2025 Law Banning Smoking in Cars with Children w/ ASH NZ: November 23, 2021

New Smokefree 2025 Law Banning Smoking in Cars with Children w/ ASH NZ: November 23, 2021

New Smokefree 2025 Law Banning Smoking in Cars with Children w/ ASH NZ: November 23, 2021 New Smokefree 2025 Law Banning Smoking in Cars with Children w/ ASH NZ: November 23, 2021, 8.96 MB
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

This week new Smokefree 2025 law will take effect. The law aims to protect children under the age of 18 by banning smoking and vaping inside cars either moving or parked. This latest move is part of the government’s commitment to ensuring that by 2025 fewer than 5% of New Zealanders will be smokers or what is more commonly known as Aotearoa's Smokefree 2025 goal. 

News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston speaks to ASH New Zealand Director Deborah Hart about the new law. They discuss the how the law came to be, why the inclusion of vaping in the ban is confusing, and whether the Smokefree 2025 goal is realistic. 

ASH NZ is the leading independent smokefree campaign organisation in New Zealand whose work in supporting policy makers and leading a social campaign aims to reach the Smokefree 2025 goal.