Tobacco control

Young people’s opinion on the sale of tobacco in New Zealand. In Fact

30 Aug 2013

In March 2011, the New Zealand Government committed to a goal of New Zealand becoming ‘smokefree’ by the year 2025, where less than five percent of the population smokes. One strategy towards meeting this goal is to reduce the availability of tobacco in New Zealand (The New Zealand Government, 2011). The Health Promotion Agency’s (HPA’s) Youth Insights Survey (YIS) monitors Year 10 students’ behaviours, attitudes and knowledge on a range of tobacco-related topics, including about their opinions on the sale of tobacco.