29 Nov 2023

Cancer Society on plans to repeal smokefree legislation

From Morning Report, 8:40 am on 29 November 2023

Anger continues to surge against the new Government's plan to repeal smoke-free legislation.

The National-led government wants to scrap limitations on the nicotine content of vapes, the number of stores able to sell tobacco products, and the world-leading tobacco product ban for anyone born after 2008.

New Health Minister Doctor Shane Reti told RNZ the laws would drive the black market and increase retail crime.

Chief executive Dr Rachael Hart says the Cancer Society is united with its health sector allies in opposition to the planned changes.

Hart spoke to Corin Dann.