Proposals for a Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan

Submissions close 5.00 pm, Monday 31 May 2021.

Published online: 
15 April 2021
Proposals for a Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan.

It is a decade since New Zealand adopted the goal to reduce smoking prevalence and tobacco availability to minimal levels, essentially making Aotearoa New Zealand smokefree by 2025. Over this time, smoking rates have continued to decline; however, much work still needs to be done, particularly to reduce smoking rates among Māori, Pacific peoples and those living in our most disadvantaged communities. 

This document seeks comment on proposed actions to achieve the Smokefree 2025 goal, which will inform the development of the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan (the action plan). 

We’re running a six-week consultation (15 April – 5pm, 31 May 2021) on the proposals in this document – an opportunity for all New Zealanders to have their say and provide feedback that will help shape the action plan.

We also have prepared a Regulatory Impact Statement with additional details about the impacts. View the Regulatory Impact Statement

How to have your say

The closing date for submissions is 5.00 pm, Monday 31 May 2021.
  1. Use our online tool at on the Ministry of Health consultation platform. This is our preferred way to get feedback.

Note: With the online tool, you can complete your submission over a number of sessions and save it as you go. If you select ‘Save and come back later’, you will receive an email with a unique link that will let you return to edit and submit your response. You can share this link with your colleagues if you need them to contribute to or review the submission. Once you have completed and submitted your submission, you will be sent a pdf copy for your records.

Have your say - view the online consultation

  1. Send an electronic submission to [email protected] using our downloadable Microsoft Word template (Word, 61 KB). If you have any issues with the template, please email us at [email protected].

The closing date for submissions is 5.00 pm, Monday 31 May 2021.

Note that your submission may be requested under the Official Information Act 1982. If this happens, the Ministry of Health will normally release your submission to the person who asks for it. If you consider there are good reasons to withhold it, please clearly indicate these in your submission.


We may publish submissions on the Ministry's website, unless you have asked us not to. If you are submitting as an individual, we will automatically remove your personal details and any identifiable information. You can chose to have your personal details withheld if your submission is requested under the Official Information Act.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    15 April 2021
  • ISBN:
    ISBN 978-1-99-100710-0 (online)
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2021. Proposals for a Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan: Discussion document. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.

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