The public, including smokers, think reducing the number of tobacco outlets in their community is likely to be effective in reducing smoking rates.

They are also behind it: In NZ, almost two thirds of the public support restricting the availability of tobacco and there's majority support from groups sampled, including Māori, Pasifika, adolescents, and people who smoke.

NZ'ers OPINION: The number of places allowed to sell cigarettes and tobacco should be reduced to make them less easily available

(Source: Health and Lifestyles Survey, HPA)