Tobacco control

Public opinion on tobacco taxation. In Fact

25 Jun 2013

A comprehensive set of measures is needed to reduce smoking prevalence and meet the Government’s goal of making New Zealand a smokefree nation by 2025. One of the most effective tools to reduce tobacco consumption and prevalence is to increase the price of tobacco. This is often achieved through targeted increases of the excise tax on tobacco products.

Respondents in the 2012 Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) answered a few questions on their opinion on tobacco taxation.