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Smoking initiatives will save lives, says whistleblower

Smoking initiatives will save lives, says whistleblower
By Dave Williams of NZPA Wellington, June 23 NZPA - New Zealand needs to "close the noose" on a duplicitous and resourceful tobacco industry pedalling an addictive and lethal product, says the man who blew the whistle on the industry nearly 20 years ago.

Professors join calls to phase out tobacco sales

Professors join calls to phase out tobacco sales
Wellington, May 19 NZPA - University public health researchers have joined a call by health watchdogs for commercial tobacco sales to be phased out by 2020, but have endorsed people being able to legally grow their own tobacco.

Health group calls for paradigm shift on smoking policy

Health group calls for paradigm shift on smoking policy
By Paloma Migone of NZPA Wellington, April 21 NZPA - The Government should present a bold plan to make New Zealand largely smokefree in 10 years, a health group says.

Remove Tobacco From Shops, Says Academic

Remove Tobacco From Shops, Says Academic
By Alastair Bull of NZPA Auckland, March 11 NZPA - An Auckland academic says smoking rates in New Zealand would plummet if tobacco products could not be displayed at shops.

Tobacco Company Defends Retail Display Rule

Tobacco Company Defends Retail Display Rule
By Alastair Bull of NZPA Auckland, March 11 NZPA - Amid a barrage of Maori people calling for tough controls and the eventual banning of smoking, a tobacco company today asked for current sale display rules to remain the same.

Jonathan Coleman Winner In Cabinet Line-up

Jonathan Coleman Winner In Cabinet Line-up
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Nov 17 NZPA - Jonathan "Smokey" Coleman is one of the winners in today's Cabinet line-up. The 42-year-old becomes Minister for Broadcasting and Immigration, and associate minister of tourism and health.

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