Guyon Espiner investigated the big tobacco companies in 2012 to discover how they plan to stymie a smoke-free New Zealand.
An ex-smoker says although Government initiatives helped her quit, plain packaging will not help quitters.
US business organisations have expressed "deep concern" with the Government's decision to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products.
Plain packaging for tobacco products will keep lawyers busy for years and achieve nothing else, NZ First says.
3 News Political Editor Patrick Gower says Tariana Turia's fight against Big Tobacco is an incredible achievement - she'll look back and say ‘I did that’.
The Government is expected to announce decisions on plain packaging of cigarettes by the end of this week.
Tobacco won't be permitted on prison grounds to strengthen the ban on smoking inside prisons, Corrections Minister Anne Tolley says.
Cannabis use may more than double the risk of stroke in young adults, say Auckland researchers.
New Zealand First wants the Government to explain why vast quantities of cigarettes were allowed to be imported and stockpiled.
Imperial Tobacco has admitted urging its employees to make submissions on the Govt's proposal to put cigarettes plain packaging.
The tobacco industry has today been dealt two blows.
A judge has ordered tobacco companies to publish statements that say they lied about the dangers of smoking.
A proposed smoker’s licence could make people take a test and pay a fee to be allowed to buy cigarettes.
Two complaints over TV advertisements paid for by British American Tobacco New Zealand have been thrown out.
Smokers will be hit with a 10 percent increase in the price of cigarettes each year for the next four years.
A tobacco company's decision to launch a campaign against plain packaging proves it's an effective anti-smoking measure, the Government says.
A tobacco company is fighting plain packaging with claims the changes would decrease cigarette prices, and increase the trade in counterfeit and black market cigarettes.
After Australia passed its tough new anti tobacco laws, a number of other countries, including New Zealand are considering similar measure
Our Government will wait to see how the World Trade Organisation will respond to Australia's move to force plain packaging of cigarettes before it decides if it will follow suit.
The Australian government has won a court battle allowing it to force cigarettes and tobacco products to be sold in plain packaging.
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