Dying For A Smoke
Investigate • 44m
In an age where smoking is becoming increasingly frowned upon, banned and distasteful, there’s one sector of the New Zealand community where evidence suggests the message isn’t getting through fast enough:
31% of Maori deaths are due to cigarette smoking
46% of Maori are regular smokers compared to 21% of non-Maori
Dying For A Smoke is an in-depth investigation into New Zealand’s smoking problem, specifically focusing on smoking among Maori but also looking at trends within the wider community. It features personal stories of smokers - people like Natasha who started smoking when she was very young:
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