Tēna koe friends and colleagues,
The Minister of Finance released his draft 2016 Budget Policy statement late last year, without any specific mention of tobacco, other than to inflate its price with usual CPI adjustments. The Finance and Expenditure Select Committee has called for submissions on the draft.
SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE THIS FRIDAY.
Please find attached the Smokefree Coalition’s submission and feel free to use it as a template or starting point for your own.
It is vital we remain a united voice for action toward the Smokefree 2025 Goal, advocating the most proven effective measures – such as substantial price increases – to our government. Alternatively, if you do not have the resources to make a submissions on behalf of your own organisation, please confirm that you would like to co-sign with me the submission of the Smokefree Coalition.
Hearings for these submissions are presently scheduled for February 10th and as you can see, I have requested to present the Smokefree Coalition’s submission in person.
PLEASE PENCIL THIS DATE AND DELEGATE REPRESENTATIVES TO ATTEND THIS HEARING IN SUPPORT.
LET’S SHOW GOVERNMENT OUR UNITY IN CALLING FOR THIS TOBACCO CONTROL MEASURE.
To read the 2016 Budget Policy Statement click here: http://www.parliament.nz/resource/en-nz/51DBHOH_PAP68148_1/fab0fe4a8a122391501950705f2fa26a883e24d6
To make your submission online click here: http://www.parliament.nz/en-nz/pb/sc/make-submission/51SCFE_SCF_00DBSCH_OTH_68151_1/budget-policy-statement-2016
Click here for word document
If you have questions regarding the submission and its recommendations, please do not hesitate to call me.
Thank you very much for your support.
Dr Prudence Stone,
Executive Director, Smokefree Coalition
PO Box 12-084 | 203 -209 Willis St, 4th floor
04 801 930804 801 9308 | 027 648 2020027 648 2020 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.sfc.org.nz