It’s @WorldSmokefreeDay today, and we urge you if you’re a smoker to stub out the habit and if you’re not, do all you can to encourage, help and support friends and whānau on their quit journey!

The theme is “commit to quit”! It’s all about drawing a line in the sand and committing to yourself, to your hauora, to your whakapapa, to our whenua or to anyone/anything that can and will claim your birthright to fresh air!

We can also play our part by committing to helping achieve the objectives of World Smokefree Day in Aotearoa NZ to:

– Raise awareness and contribute to the achievement of the Smokefree 2025 goal

– Raise awareness of the smokefree kaupapa with the underlying objectives of reducing exposure to second-hand smoke and increasing quit attempts

– Enabling continuity and consistency of messaging and creativity across the country and building on and complementing current work in tobacco control.

Don’t put it off any longer, life’s too short! Start your journey now and let’s work towards smokefree/auahi kore lives for all New Zealanders.

Click here  for more information and resources.

Reminder: The deadline to have you say on proposed actions to achieve the Smokefree 2025 goal, is at 5pm today!!

Banner photo by Marc Najera on Unsplash