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Waikato DHB cracks down on smoking

Thursday, 31 May, 2018 - 09:43

Waikato District Health board is committed to blowing away the smoke of one of New Zealand’s biggest killers from its hospital grounds and being tupeka kore (tobacco free) and auahi kore (smokefree).

Mt Ruapehu goes smokefree on World Smokefree Day

Thursday, 31 May, 2018 - 09:43

There’s nothing like breathing that fresh mountain air on the slopes of Mt Ruapehu, it's one of the treats of the ski and snowboard season. And it’s about to get that much fresher as the mountain officially becomes smokefree today on World Smokefree Day.

World Smokefree Day: Never too old to make a change for the better

Wednesday, 30 May, 2018 - 16:05

Herewini Banks was 74 years old when she gave up smoking. She remembers the exact date and time she quit - 4.30pm on 15 July, 2016.

"It was three weeks before my birthday when I gave it up, so it’s never too late to quit."

'Smokeless products are key to NZ's smoke-free future'

Wednesday, 30 May, 2018 - 15:03

The New Zealand Initiative is celebrating World Smokefree Day (Thursday 31 May) as an opportunity to take a more compassionate approach to tobacco control policy.

BOP tops quit smoking rate in NZ

Wednesday, 30 May, 2018 - 14:07

The Bay of Plenty’s free Stop Smoking Support service, Hāpainga remains top of the country for its successful quit smoking rate.

Queensgate proud to be smokefree - Hutt City Council

Wednesday, 30 May, 2018 - 12:58

World Smokefree Day is 31 May and this year’s theme celebrates New Zealand’s smokefree achievements.

Lower Hutt has a lot to celebrate with community leaders working alongside businesses and Council to create more smokefree places across our city.

Celebrate being smokefree in Northland this World Smokefree Day

Tuesday, 29 May, 2018 - 13:54

New Zealand is moving closer to being smokefree and this World Smokefree Day is the perfect time to celebrate our smokefree environments, places and whānau, said Bridget Rowse from Northland District Health Board.

World Smokefree Day Media Release attached

Thursday, 17 May, 2018 - 10:14

With fewer New Zealanders smoking Bridget Rowse from Northland District Health Board is challenging anyone who’s thinking about stopping smoking to join the trend. "World Smokefree Day on May 31 is the perfect time to choose the smokefree lifestyle.

How much do Northlanders spend on tobacco each year?

Monday, 14 May, 2018 - 16:00

This World Smokefree May Toki Rau Stop Smoking Services Northland want to raise awareness of just how much money Northlanders who smoke are actually spending on tobacco in one year. A conservative estimate is around $147,694,353.00.

It's just another day for smokers

Wednesday, 31 May, 2017 - 11:22

It can be confusing keeping up with what colour t-shirt, socks or nose you’re supposed to put on in the morning if you’re a health worker. Last Friday was Pink Shirt Day raising awareness about the damaging effects of bullying.