It was World Smokefree Day yesterday and the latest stats show that 85 % of New Zealanders don't smoke.

However drilling down to Māori and Pasifika smoking rates makes for more sobering reading.

22% of Pacific Islanders and 33% of Māori smoke on a daily basis.

The government says it's committed to the ambitious goal of NZ being smokefree by 2025. It says it's  developing an action plan to help us reach the target.