The Huddle: Smokefree 2025, Jonie Girouard, East Coast iwi checkpoints

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 9 Dec 2021, 7:24PM
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The Huddle: Smokefree 2025, Jonie Girouard, East Coast iwi checkpoints

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 9 Dec 2021, 7:24PM

Canterbury doctor Jonie Girouard has been making the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

A Newshub investigation revealed that she had been issuing fake vaccine exemption passes for the Pfizer vaccine.

The Government launched the SmokeFree 2025 Action Plan today.

The plan includes measures that by the end of next year people aged under 14-years-old will never be able to legally purchase tobacco.

East Coast iwi are looking at writing to Ashley Bloomfield to ask to set up checkpoints.

It comes after iwi checkpoints have been set up to protect iwi in Northland, another area with low vaccination rates.

Listen above as Hayden Munro & Tim Beveridge discuss this and the rest of the day's news with Heather du Plessis-Allan above