No Smoking Day Tai tokerau
posted by corinne renshaw on 15 October 2010
Throughout Tai Tokerau patients are provided with smoking cessation and quit assistance.
The target population is Smokers, Maori, pregnant women, parents, people with mental health conditions.
Since 2005 Manaia Health PHO, Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and several other Northland Health Organisations, have been involved in promoting 'No Smoking Day' scheduled for 1 November as a day to quit smoking.
The aim of the day is to encourage and provide support for people who wish to quit smoking. The campaign is modelled on the highly successful UK project. Over the years 'No Smoking Day' Tai Tokerau has grown to involve all the Iwi Health providers, all Northland PHO, the Northland Cancer Society, Asthma Society, Northland Polytechnic, StaffCare and Te Hotu Manawa Maori. Resources such as posters, balloons, large banners, t-shirts, pens, badges, etc) are produced promoting NSD. We also aim to get as much media coverage in the lead up to the day as well as some paid advertising on local radio and community newspapers.
What Worked Well
The 2009 evaluation found that over 1800 people met and discussed quitting smoking with a health worker during 'No Smoking Day'. Of the 383 who completed an evaluation form, 218 made quit attempts and of these 77 were smoke free at six months after follow-up.
Areas of Focus
Ngaire Rae, HP Advisor Manaia Health PHO, Manaia Health PHO, P O Box 1878, 28 - 30 rust Ave, Whangarei.
09-438-1015 Mob: 021-773-468