14 Dec 2023

Doctors plead government for u-turn on smoking

From Morning Report, 8:23 am on 14 December 2023

Doctors and health workers are pleading for a government u-turn on smoking, saying its not too late for it to change its mind. The coalition's set to repeal anti-smoking legislation that cuts nicotine in cigarettes, slashes the number of tobacco retailers and bans anyone born after 2008 from ever buying cigarettes. Many of those at a protest rally in Auckland yesterday work in health and say they are still stunned and appalled by the plan. Rowan Quinn reports.