Purchasing of cigarettes by under-age youth - Youth Insights Survey 2010. In Fact
6 Jul 2011
In the 2010 Youth Insight Survey, 14- to 15-year-olds were asked about purchasing cigarettes. Around three-quarters who had tried to buy cigarettes said that they had not been asked for proof of age, and two-fifths were refused the sale of tobacco because of their age. Māori and non-Māori, and young people from different socio-economic backgrounds were equally likely to report being asked for proof of age and refusal of sale, but girls were less likely than boys to be refused the sale of tobacco because of their age.