12 Feb 2024

Smokefree repeal another 'zombie argument' - expert

From Checkpoint, 6:07 pm on 12 February 2024

It's been a familiar refrain since at least last year's election, New Zealand's extensive smoke-free legislation will inevitably result in an increase in blackmarket trade.

However, in the latest briefing from the Public Health Communication Centre at the University of Auckland, Professor Chris Bullen said this is simply not the case.

He said it's yet another so-called "zombie argument" to try to justify the repeal of New Zealand's smokefree legislation.

Professor Chris Bullen speaks to Jimmy Ellingham.