21 Dec 2022

Excluding kids from school for smoking and vaping won't work - advocates

From Morning Report, 8:20 am on 21 December 2022

A rise in students being stood down from school last year was driven by smoking and vaping, according to figures from the Ministry of Education.

Almost 3000 more students were stood down last year than in 2020, and 75 percent of those were the result of smoking or vaping.

But an anti-smoking advocacy group says punishments which exclude students from school won't solve the problem.

Action for Smokefree 2025 director Ben Youdan spoke to Corin Dann.