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Quitters help bring down tobacco imports

Feb 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

butt mainNEW ZEALAND is importing less tobacco as the surge in numbers trying to quit continues.

A report released by Statistics New Zealand shows a drop in the available tobacco products for the year ending December 2009.

The number of cigarettes available for consumption in the year dropped by 4.5% to 2.4 billion, coinciding with a decline in the volume of tobacco products, down 1.6% to 856 tonnes.

Volumes have reduced 3.7% on 2008.

This is the first time since 2003 that a fall in available unrolled tobacco has coincided with a fall in available cigarettes.

Quitline reports 51,000 new people registered with the service in the year to December 2009. Senior media communications manager Chris Pitt says numbers of people registering with the service have been on the rise since 2001, with a record spike of 53,170 people registering in 2008.

Tobacco statistics measure how much tobacco is imported into New Zealand and available to be sold.

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