We’re almost already there Chippie

Chris Hipkins said his vision for 2040 includes:

The rates of tobacco smoking in New Zealand are the lowest in the world after Labour reinstates an ambitious Smokefree agenda.

Our current daily smoking rate is 6.8%.

This list of prevalence rates for 164 countries would have a rate of 6.8% as in 154th place, or 10th lowest in the world, and the lowest in the OECD.

The current policy setting of having vaping as a less harmful alternative to smoking is working well.

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