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Centre of Research Excellence Director: Serious concerns about smokefree 2025 policies

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Fri, 10 Dec 2021, 12:48pm

Centre of Research Excellence Director: Serious concerns about smokefree 2025 policies

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 10 Dec 2021, 12:48pm

A tobacco control expert says she has serious concerns about new smokefree 2025 policies. 

They will reduce the amount of nicotine allowed in cigarettes and limit the number of retailers who can sell them.  

Director of the Centre of Research Excellence, Dr Marewa Glover, says the new measure will demonise smokers and discriminate against the most vulnerable.  

She told Kerre McIvor, forcing people to deal with less nicotine will have negative unintended consequences. 

Dr Marewa Glover joined Kerre McIvor. 

“Concerned about increased suicide rates, increased psychosis, smoking among people with severe mental health conditions is very high.” 

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