A report has revealed recently that number of smokers in New Zealand has been found to be record-breaking low since the year 2003. It is being said by the anti-smoking lobby group ASH that a massive count of youth has kicked off their evil habit of smoking.
It has been told by the legislation after its recent analysis that youth has largely shown improvement in fighting with their evil obsession and the figure has been noted to be relatively low. The team told that amongst smoke quitters, most of them were Maori girls between the ages of 14 and 15.
The 10 smoking surveys held by the team in the country in the year 2011 have led them to conclude on Thursday that the figure of cigarette droppers has fallen 1.5% over the last year from 5.5% in 2010. It told that it is the biggest fall noted in a decade and an addition to the drop that is being realized each year since the year 2003, which is a thing to celebrate.
Noticing the considerable decreased number of smokers across the country, the government has hoped to eradicate the foul by 2025, making New Zealand a smoke free nation. In order to achieve the same, varied steps are being implemented, including removal of tobacco displays from stores.
NZ Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia, who is also the in charge of anti-smoking legislation, has told that tax on tobacco has also been increased by up to 30% over a period of 18 months. Along with it, youngsters have been planning a course so as to live in a smoke free world in future.
"We aren't there yet and we still have some work to do, but judging by our young people, we're well on the way", said Mrs. Turia.