NZ not on track for Smokefree 2025

As part of an ongoing study, a team of University of Otago researchers have found that to achieve the Government's Smokefree 2025 goal – to see fewer than 5 per cent of the population smoke in 2025 – there would need to be five times as many Māori quitting per year and twice as many non-Māori.

The latest research, published on Friday in the New Zealand Medical Journal, suggests that on top of current rates, 17,000 more people need to quit smoking every year until 2025.

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Cahn McKenzie