New Zealand Tobacco Free

May 24, 2012 - 1:56 AM
In this Jan. 18, 2012 photo, a smoker puffs on a cigarette in the central business district in Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand's government on Thursday, May 24, 2012, squeezed smokers more than ever by announcing a 40 percent hike in tobacco taxes over the next four years. Officials hope higher taxes and new restrictions will bring the nation of 4.4 million closer to a recent pledge to snuff out the habit entirely by 2025. (AP Photo/New Zealand Herald, Brett Phibbs) New Zealand Out, Australia Out