Tobacco control

Offer and acceptance of tobacco among young people. In Fact

4 Jun 2014

In New Zealand it is illegal to sell tobacco products to people under the age of 18 years, yet young people continue to smoke. It is, therefore, important to better understand non-commercial ways in which young people access tobacco. This fact sheet uses data from the Health Promotion Agency’s (HPA’s) Youth Insights Survey (YIS) to examine how many young people are being offered tobacco by others, how many are accepting or refusing those offers, and whether there are particular sub-groups of young people who are more likely to be offered tobacco and/or to accept it.