As the largest single preventable cause of cancer, smoking is a key area of work for the Cancer Society. We are committed to promoting a tobacco-free New Zealand through continued policy advocacy and innovative programmes.
The human cost of smoking in New Zealanders is extremely high. Smoking killed 171,000 Kiwis in 50 years (between 1950 to 2000). Today it is estimated that 4700 people die due to smoking each year. More...
CANTOBACCO is a Cancer Society initiative dedicated to protecting children from exposure to tobacco.
Children will be protected from exposure to smoking and the promotion of tobacco products. This will be achieved using the following policies:
- Tobacco retail displays will be banned.
- Plain packaging and graphic warnings will replace brand imagery.
- All locations where young people are present will be smokefree.
- Parents and caregivers will be empowered to be smokefree to protect their children from becoming smokers.
Skye Kimura - Paul
Health Promotion Advisor (Tobacco Control)
Tel: 04 494 7192
Last Updated: Thursday 09 May, 2013