Have your say in shaping a smokefree Aotearoa
If you’d like to have your say on proposed actions to achieve the Smokefree 2025 goal, and help inform the development of the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan, then now’s the time!
Get your submissions in by 5pm on May 31 – ‘World SmokeFree Day’ – and do your part in helping to achieve the goal of making Aotearoa NZ smoke-free by 2025!!
It’s a decade since New Zealand adopted the goal to reduce smoking prevalence and tobacco availability to minimal levels, essentially making NZ smoke-free by 2025. Over this time, according to the Ministry of Health, although smoking rates have continued to decline much work still needs to be done, particularly to reduce smoking rates among Māori, Pacific peoples and those living in our most disadvantaged communities.
According to Health Coalition Aotearoa tobacco use continues to take a catastrophic toll on New Zealanders, resulting in considerable suffering, debilitating diseases, and premature death.
“Smoking remains a leading preventable cause of health inequity, especially for Māori, Pacific and low-income people.”
Don’t pass up on this opportunity to provide feedback that will help shape the action plan and head to https://www.health.govt.nz/publication/proposals-smokefree-aotearoa-2025-action-plan for more information and to make a submission!