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#291869 10-Dec-2021 11:26
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As a ex smoker, I was pleased to read in the NZ Herald about the plans for SmokeFree 2025:

 

Smoking ban: Fears Smokefree 2025 legislation could stoke growing black market - NZ Herald

 

And the thing I was most interested was the plan to reduce the number of shops selling tobacco

 

 

 

 

As smokers are one of the few public groups that can be hunted to extriction, I'm infavour of this 'sinking lid' approach and I wondered if it was also include a regristation of known smokers, addition health premium, etc.


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  #2829866 10-Dec-2021 11:51
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Another nail in the coffin.





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  #2829879 10-Dec-2021 12:15
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Going by the previous articles around break ins and bad news associated around it... the Diary owners group will be up in arms in the coming days and make their own headline.

 

They are basically going to lose their core business left and right as in most cases it's the kickbacks and stopping for some cigs and a V that prop them up


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  #2829883 10-Dec-2021 12:25
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From what I've seen its a pretty radical reduction that is being proposed, from around 5000 outlets now, down to 3-400 nationwide....




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  #2829897 10-Dec-2021 12:44
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Oblivian:

 

Going by the previous articles around break ins and bad news associated around it... the Diary owners group will be up in arms in the coming days and make their own headline.

 

They are basically going to lose their core business left and right as in most cases it's the kickbacks and stopping for some cigs and a V that prop them up

 

 

I'm OK with that.  They have a business reliant on a product that when used legally, causes cancer not just in users, but in bystanders too.  If they dairies can chage their business model and survive, good on them.  If not there will probably be some consolidation to bring the remaining trade to a profitable scale.

 

Within one block of our place in Welly there are half a dozen convenience stores. Within two blocks a dozen.  if 75% of them closed absent tobacco trade, there's still enough.

 

I suspect tobacco sales will be restricted to large businesses like supermarkets who can be relied upon to be strict about age limits, as they are for alcohol.





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