1 Jan 2017

Smoking ephemera

From The Weekend, 8:30 am on 1 January 2017

Smoking now gets more expensive with a 10% increased in the tax on tobacco There'll be 10% rises  on January the first, each year until 2020. It's estimated 15% of adult New Zealanders smoke daily, and smoking-related illnesses kill up to 5000 a year.

The Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington holds hundreds of smoking-related posters, brochures, other advertising and health messages that've been published over more than a century in New Zealand.

Barbara Lyon is Curator Ephemera at the library and showed Lynn Freeman some of her favourite examples.