Tobacco control

The Ministry of Health is the key agency for policy development in the tobacco control area and is involved in a large number of policy, service development and operational aspects of tobacco control.

Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan

The Ministry of Health has launched the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan. The vision for the Action Plan is to eliminate the harm smoked tobacco products cause our communities by transforming Aotearoa New Zealand to a smokefree nation by 2025. Visit the Smokefree Action Plan web page to access the plan, educational tools, and key information including the summary of submissions on proposals for a Smokefree Aotearoa 2025. Read more.

Tobacco control in New Zealand

The Ministry of Health has been the key agency for policy development in the tobacco control area and is involved in a large number of policy, service development and operational aspects of tobacco control Read more.

Insights into young Māori women smoking

The Ministry of Health has taken a new approach to address Māori smoking rates, particularly by seeking deeper understanding of why young Māori women smoke.

Tobacco standardised Packaging

Vaping information

Smokefree legislation

Smokefree legislation applies to schools, early childhood centres, retailers, licensed premises, sports clubs and all employers Read more.

Tobacco returns

Annual tobacco returns must be filed by tobacco manufacturers and importers under the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act 1990.

Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) was developed in response to the globalised tobacco epidemic.

Information for practitioners

Updates

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