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Why my dairy doesn't sell tobacco

The timeline of a smoker’s life can easily begin in the womb but we won’t start there. We won’t start either in the pram or the car seat. Nor will we start in the bedroom or living room or kitchen. Let’s not start with second-hand smoke. Let's not start with the smoke that can hardly be escaped especially by those most vulnerable. Let's start at the pivotal point in a child's life. That point in a child's life of changing bodies and decision making. We will start the smoker's timeline at age 11...

My name is Niki Gordon of the Glasgow Street Dairy and Takeaways in Whanganui. I am a father, grandfather and business owner and I made the decision to try for a better future. It is within my power.


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We support Government's commitment to making Aotearoa New Zealand a smokefree nation by 2025.