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  1. Video for Expert says smoking tax hike "doing more damage than good"
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    Expert says smoking tax hike "doing more damage than good"

    New Zealand has the highest price relative to income in the world for a pack of 20 cigarettes.   Dr Marewa Glover is calling on the Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa to look into the yearly tax hike on tobacco which she says isn't preventing people from smoking.

  2. Video for Te Tairāwhiti rangatahi call on community to be Smokefree
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    Te Tairāwhiti rangatahi call on community to be Smokefree

    Today is the international smokefree day and rangatahi in the Gisborne area, with support of the Tairawhiti Smokefree Collective, are encouraging their community to be smokefree, as Te Tairāwhiti hosts the highest rates of smoking in New Zealand.

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    Petrol station goes tobacco free to help people quit

    A petrol station in Kaupakapaka will stop selling tobacco on World Smokefree day today in a bid to help community members quit smoking. 

  4. Video for Smoking rates highest among teen Māori girls
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    Smoking rates highest among teen Māori girls

    Smoking among NZ students is at an all-time low, but smoking rates for Māori and Pacific students remains disproportionately high, especially for Māori girls.

  5. Video for World Krump Champ spreads smoke-free message through dance
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    World Krump Champ spreads smoke-free message through dance

    Born and raised in South Auckland, World Krump Champion Ken Vaega (Māori and Samoan) is on a mission to inspire youth to be Smokefree through dance. He is part of Hip Hop International New Zealand who plan to share their message through a series of workshops across the country.

  6. Video for Tax breaks for smokeless Tobacco sticks “out of order” – Cancer Society   
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    Tax breaks for smokeless Tobacco sticks “out of order” – Cancer Society   

    A Tobacco giant says it wants a tax break for its smokeless tobacco sticks which it claims are less harmful to consumers. But the Cancer Society says this is out of order if the product's nicotine levels remain the same and just as addictive.

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    Smoke-free sector criticises "vaper-bashing"

    A Whanganui Chronicle opinion piece which criticises Ministry of Health vaping recommendations has come under fire from community members and the smoke-free sector.

  8. Video for Smoking in vehicles with tamariki to be made illegal
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    Smoking in vehicles with tamariki to be made illegal

    Smoking or vaping in vehicles will soon be illegal if people under the age of 18 are in the vehicle. It's expected the ban will be enacted by the end of the year, giving police the authority to pull over and fine drivers for the offence.   

  9. Video for Tobacco tax leads to black market
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    Tobacco tax leads to black market

    Increased support is needed for smokers to quit in order to achieve the aim of a Smokefree NZ in 2025.  Māori health provider, Hapai Te Hauora, warns that rising tobacco taxes will lead to a burgeoning black market, with low-income communities impacted the most. 

  10. Video for Tobacco Tax “beyond tipping point” – Dr Marewa Glover
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    Tobacco Tax “beyond tipping point” – Dr Marewa Glover

    Smoking cessation expert Dr Marewa Glover the continual hike in tobacco tax is a move towards criminalising smokers and drives them to commit crimes like the robbery of the Z petrol station in Wellington earlier this week. 

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