Proposals for a Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan

Submissions on this consultation have now closed.

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

Consultation period is closed

Submissions closed at 5.00 pm, Monday 31 May 2021.

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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