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New Zealand Campaigners Seek Tobacco Tax Hike

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

02 August 2017


Campaigners are calling for New Zealand's Government to increase tax on tobacco by 20 percent annually for three years to help the country achieve its target of being smoke-free by September 2025.

Researchers and experts in tobacco control, led by the University of Otago, Wellington, and Maori and Pacific peoples interest group Hapai Te Hauora suggested the increase alongside other measures aimed at cutting down smoking in New Zealand.

Their modelling predicts that smoking rates would drop below five percent much more rapidly if the Government hikes tax by 20 percent for three years, reduce the number of tobacco retailers, and implement a higher minimum purchase age.

"Smokefree 2025 will be Smokefree 2065 unless urgent government action is taken," the campaigners said.

TAGS: tax | excise duty | New Zealand | retail

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