13 Feb 2024

Doctors write letter to PM over plans to ditch smoking reforms

From Midday Report, 12:14 pm on 13 February 2024

A group representing more than 9000 doctors has written to the Prime Minister along with the health and Māori development ministers, urging them to change their mind on ditching planned smoking reforms.

The government is planning to repeal laws which would have gradually made it illegal to buy tobacco, along with other restrictions.

Health Coalition Aotearoa co-chair Dr Boyd Swinburn spoke to Charlotte Cook.