Young New Zealanders Not Anymore Interested in Smoking

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Young New Zealanders Not Anymore Interested in Smoking

In what may well turn out to be a splendid news for the Government, health officials as well as for people all over New Zealand who can now thing about tightening the screws on the long-running spell of health complications resulting from smoking, it has been recently confirmed that the Government of New Zealand is hailing stats which reveal that the toll of young smokers all over the nation has witnessed a massive fall and is now at its all-time low.

The stats have been released by an anti-smoking lobby unit ‘ASH’ which carried out a survey recently to gauge the prevalence of smoking in the region. In this regard, Tariana Turia, Associate Health Minister of NZ, has cited the downfall with utmost enthusiasm and has said that it has now been verified that the frequency of smoking among youth has seen a drastic decline of 1.5% to 4.1% over the year in progress.

While expressing his opinion in this regard, along with mentioning what all consequences it can have in the time to follow, he added during his statement on Thursday: “It's the biggest year-to-year decline in youth smoking since
2003”.

The utmost downfall was seen among Maori women between 14 and 15 years of age, the group which is said to have the highest rate of smoking as per records. It was found by the survey that the rate of smoking among Maori women dropped from a massive 16.3% recorded in the year 2010 to a mere 11.3% measured during the year that went by.

The Government is apparently following a set of making New Zealand free of smoke by the year 2025. Earlier during the day, results for the 2011 Year 10 ASH Smoking Survey were made public, and they made it clear that there stands a record plunge in terms of smoking rates in youth.


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