New Zealand PM Luxon unmoved over Smokefree backlash

By Ben McKay
Updated November 29 2023 - 3:20pm, first published 3:18pm
NZ's Smokefree 2025 had sought to stop the sale of cigarettes to anyone born from 2009 onwards. (AP PHOTO)
NZ's Smokefree 2025 had sought to stop the sale of cigarettes to anyone born from 2009 onwards. (AP PHOTO)

New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Luxon has been unmoved by a global backlash to his government's abandonment of Smokefree laws, pledging instead to fast-track their removal.

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