RadioNZ - Tobacco Tax Increase

Two Māori women Lindi Rule and Arnia Tamihana-Simich have for many years wanted to quit and the tax increases were creating financial pressure on them both. For Lindi tax increases and the desire to be around for her young grandchildren were the key factors that gave her the extra push she needed to quit. Arnia is 22 money was always the motivating force behind her desire to quit. Tax increases coupled with finding out she was pregnant did the trick. She has not smoked since.

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