Put our People over Profit - Stop the Repeal of the Smokefree Legislation

We urgently call on the Government to stop the repeal of the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Smoked Tobacco) Amendment Act.

We implore that they stop prioritising profit over our people and demand full implementation of the Smokefree Legislation as it stands, with Māori leadership as one of its top recommendations for action.

We expect that the three measures introduced in 2022 are carried out in their entirety, including the:

World Smokefree Day 2023: The job is not done yet to achieve Smokefree 2025 for Aotearoa

As World Smokefree May draws to a close, Māori Public Health experts, Hāpai Te Hauora urge the government to maintain its Auahi Kore priority over the next two years. Hāpai Te Hauora acknowledges World Smokefree Day with Aotearoa taking significant strides towards a smokefree future, but there is much more to do.

Waiariki Whānau Mentoring Hauroa Challenge - Whakatāne

A small community group in Whakatane have dedicated themselves to a 6-week Hauora challenge with the driving kaupapa behind the challenge being to support each other through the various stages of their quit smoking journey. Throughout the programme this group have connected with organisations within their community to deliver nutritional, and physical education to provide them with the tools to enhance their wellbeing and the wellbeing of their friends and whānau.

Rotorua Smokefree Partners (RSFP) - Rotorua

Rotorua Smokefree Partners (RSFP) was activated in April this year to reduce smoking harm in the region. The primary objective of the group is to collaborate on community issues and develop strategies to address these concerns. Over the past six months, the group has gathered insights and lived realities through a community survey and through community feedback during Smokefree Month events in May.