Young people smoking less
ASH reports 20 percent of 14-15-yr-olds smoke, down from 28 percent in 1997; 70 percent of NZ homes now smokefree
Fewer young people are smoking.
Anti-smoking lobby group ASH's latest survey of 14 and 15-year-olds shows around 20 percent smoke, down from 28 percent in 1997.
The number of boys of this age smoking has dropped from 24 percent seven years ago to 16 percent today.
Girls are still smoking at a higher rates, but that is also dropping, from 32 percent in 1997 to 25 percent now.
The survey also shows 70 percent of New Zealand homes are now smokefree.