Proposals for a Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan

Closed 1 Jun 2021

Opened 15 Apr 2021

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Have your say in shaping the Smokefree 2025 Action Plan

We’re running a six-week consultation (15 April – 5pm, 31 May 2021) on Proposals for a Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan – an opportunity for all New Zealanders to have their say and provide feedback that will help shape the 2025 Smokefree Action Plan.   

This consultation seeks comment on proposed actions to achieve the Smokefree 2025 goal, which will inform the development of the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan (the action plan).

You can read more by downloading the consultation document.

We also have prepared a Regulatory Impact Statement with additional details about the impacts. View the Regulatory Impact Statement.

How to provide feedback

You can provide feedback in one of two ways.

1. Use this online tool. This is our preferred way for you to provide feedback.

You can answer all of the questions or just a few. If you have just one big idea you want to tell us, use the general comments page.

Note: With the online tool, you can complete your submission over a number of sessions and save it as you go. If you select ‘Save and come back later’, you will receive an email with a unique link that will let you return to edit and submit your response. You can share this link with your colleagues if you need them to contribute to or review the submission. Once you have completed and submitted your submission, you will be sent a pdf copy for your records.

2. Send an electronic submission to using our downloadable Microsoft Word template.

If you have any issues with the template, please email us at

The closing date for submissions is 5pm Monday 31 May 2021.

Note that your submission may be requested under the Official Information Act 1982. If this happens, the Ministry of Health will normally release your submission to the person who asks for it. If you consider there are good reasons to withhold it, please clearly indicate these in your submission.
Your feedback is important because it will help shape the action plan. We appreciate you taking the time to make a submission.

What happens next

Next steps

The Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan consultation has now closed. We heard from many people and organisations about their thoughts on the next steps towards better supporting more New Zealanders to stay smokefree, quit smoking tobacco or help them move to less harmful alternatives.

The submissions are now being analysed and a final Action Plan will be published in due course.


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