Countdown to 2025,
Walk & Talk Tobacco Control Festschrift
End Smoking NZ invited leading tobacco control experts to join them in a walk and talk tobacco control conference in Glenorchy and to celebrate Dr Murray Laugesen’s 80th birthday. Murray has led tobacco control thinking in New Zealand for over 30 years and he is hoping to see the end of smoking in his lifetime.
End Smoking NZ believes the Smokefree 2025 goal is achievable if our comprehensive tobacco control package includes just 3 more strategies: annual increases in the excise tax on tobacco of at least 20% along with legal access to alternatives such as electronic nicotine delivery systems and the introduction of denicotinised cigarettes.
The group of about 25 took a walk into the Routeburn Flats Hut on the famous Routeburn track before settling into conference mode at the Glenorchy Lodge. There was plenty of robust discussion particularly on e-cigarettes.
Glenorchy, 1-3 September 2015