Estimated 20,000 smokers in Northland

Quit smoking— hundreds of Northlanders have and others are urged to follow suit as part of their New Year’s resolution.

That’s the message from the Northland District Health Board which says a further 10 per cent hike in taxes on cigarette and tobacco products from today should be another incentive to quit the habit.

Northland’s new Stop Smoking Service – Toki Rau— said last year 253 people had successfully stopped smoking of which 75 per cent were Maori.