We work with local councils, non-government agencies and community organisations in our region to contribute to the goal of a Smokefree Aotearoa 2025.

For example, we support councils to put in place outdoor smokefree policies. Most councils in our region have smokefree policies covering all parks, playgrounds and sports grounds.

The reason for outdoor smokefree policies is make smoking less acceptable in our communities. Children and young people learn by observing others, the less children and young people see smoking the less likely they are to become smokers themselves.

Further information

The Health Promotion Agency (www.hpa.org.nz) provides useful information on smokefree environments, including:

Last updated 9 April 2019.