This Tobacco Control Strategy sets out Public Health's three-year response to the aspirational goal of a Smokefree New Zealand by 2025.
Internationally, World Smokefree Day is known as World No Tobacco Day, and is celebrated annually on 31 May.
World Smokefree Day is celebrated and delivered at a local level through the theme being applied to current initiatives and priorities. Regional teams(external link) provide a collaborative approach and touchpoints for anyone wanting to get involved.
The objectives of World Smokefree Day in New Zealand are:
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New Zealand is committed to a goal of a Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025. This will mean:
Through simple steps, with whānau, school, community and organisations, we can make this Smokefree 2025 a reality.
Have smokefree events, smokefree cars, ask whānau to not smoke around the kids, talk to kids about being smokefree - even if you are a smoker it still helps. And we need to encourage and support more people to quit.
For information about national campaigns to stop smoking, check out the Health Promotion Agency website's section on Tobacco control(external link) here. This includes
It is easy to reduce exposure to second-hand smoke for your family and whanau.
Here are some tips:
Children often do not have the choice to move away from smoke and are more vulnerable to its effects.