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In the 2006 cen­sus, 23.2 per cent of re­spon­dents in Porirua aged over 15 were reg­u­lar smok­ers – con­sid­er­ably higher than the na­tional aver­age of 19.9 per cent.

It was that statistic that led to Porirua City Coun­cil’s de­ci­sion to im­ple­ment the smoke­free parks and play­grounds pol­icy.

In the 2013 cen­sus, 16.6 per cent of the pop­u­la­tion in Porirua were reg­u­lar smok­ers, still higher than 12.8 per cent for the Welling­ton re­gion.

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