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The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union claims the New Zealand government is choosing to pursue tax revenues instead of helping smokers quit. more

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A pack of 20 Marlboro cigarettes cost around US$19.82 in Australia, with New Zealand a close second at $17.54. more

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Plain packaging with graphic images will not change customer habits, New Zealand shop owners say. more

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A Wellington court dismissed a case against the New Zealand unit of Philip Morris International, allowing it to sell its HEETs heated tobacco sticks used in iQOS devices. more

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Philip Morris (New Zealand) is suing British American Tobacco (New Zealand) in the Auckland High Court, alleging that BAT is breaching the Commerce Act in the way it ties up retailers. more

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Regulators in the Asia-Pacific region certainly are presented with a great opportunity to support smoke-free products, but will they recognize and grab it? more

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Philip Morris International is facing two charges brought by the Ministry of Health over its Heets tobacco sticks. The charges were to be called in the Wellington District Court on June 2, 2017 but were adjourned at the last minute by agreement until more

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New Zealand’s ACT Party is backing the government’s decision to legalize nicotine e-cigarettes, saying that it is the biggest thing National has done to tackle poverty in a very long time. more

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The government of New Zealand has confirmed that the sale of nicotine e-cigarettes will be legalized in the country. more

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The New Zealand Ministry of Health says Philip Morris International’s iQOS device is illegal. more

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Associate health minister Peseta Sam Lotu-liga has released a consultation document which proposes change to the legal status of e-cigarettes more

E-Cigs

The government of New Zealand is urged to be more radical when it considers the design and regulation of plain packages for cigarettes. more

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At a Wellington ceremony tinged with sadness, members of the Smokefree Coalition recently gathered to commemorate 20 years of fighting smoking in New Zealand while lamenting the loss of government funding that has forced it to close. more

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A crackdown by the New Zealand government on tobacco has been labeled racist and discriminatory towards Māori and other minority groups by one of the country’s leading tobacco researchers. more

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Tobacco control campaigners in New Zealand say they are thrilled with their government’s decision to press on with plain packaging for tobacco products. more

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From the Associate editor

Marketing 101

There is no industry more regulated than the tobacco industry, and this extends to its marketing. But, do basic marketing concepts differ much between tobacco and any other product?

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