Working with Schools Towards Smokefree & Vapefree:

Te Whatu Ora - Nelson Marlborough's Public Health team are actively working with schools in the region to help provide a broad range of information on youth vaping and ways schools can  support the vapefree and smokefree kaupapa.


Acknowledging that youth vaping is an evolving issue, the team encourages schools and teachers to continue to seek information from reputable New Zealand and international websites, when including consideration of vaping in their teaching and learning programme.

The Smokefree team has put together an informational resource designed for staff, parents and students. It includes content from the Ministry of Health, Health Promotion Agency / Te Hiringa Hauora, ASH and partner agencies across Aotearoa New Zealand.

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The Smokefree and Vapefree resource includes:

  • The current landscape: vaping and rangatahi
  • Key messages and tips for parents, schools and youth
  • Laws, regulations, polices and enforcement at schools
  • Supporting students and school staff
  • Support and tips for parents
  • Education on vaping
  • Additional resources

 

Download the resource here

Workplace & Group Quit Programmes:

Smokefree GroupsWe know that quitting is hard, which is why we offer the flexibility of coming to you in your workplace or community location.

Our group programmes run by quit coaches give you and your team the opportunity to support each other to quit smoking together. The programme runs for seven weeks with sessions lasting between 1-1.5 hours.

Designed to give you the best chance of quitting and staying smokefree, we’ll help you to cut back your tobacco or vape consumption and work with you to set a quit date. We'll do this by providing:

  • intensive motivational group or one-to-one support
  • nicotine replacement therapy products
  • information about other quit-smoking products
  • workplace and peer support.


How to start a workplace or group quit group:

Get started today using our online form.

You could also phone 0800 667 665 or email [email protected]