Dunedin dairy highlights health with tobacco-free day

Smokers who get their cigarette fix from Dunedin’s Rob Roy Dairy were given an extra incentive to quit the habit, with the store going tobacco-free for 24 hours.

The initiative, a collaboration between dairy owner Liz Watson and the Smokefree Otago Coalition, was designed to raise awareness of the Ministry of Health's "Smokefree by 2025'' target.

Several retailers around the country stopped selling tobacco products for a day in what organisers hope will grow to become a widespread national event.

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