World Smokefree Day 2020

World Smokefree Day is celebrated annually, For our May 2020 World Smokefree Day campaign we asked you to answer the question “What does smokefree mean to me?” Tamariki, you told us you want to make long-lasting memories with your loved ones. Whānau, you told us you want to be healthy and happy.

#WSFD 2020 Media:

Te Ao Māori News - What does 'auahi kore' mean to Māori communities?

Date: Wednesday 3 June 2020

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Te Ao Māori News - More effort needed to support Māori communities

Date: Sunday 31 May 2020

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Northern Advocate - Sharing the vision

Date: Tuesday, 26 May 2020

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Media Releases

Infrastructure firm’s smokefree pledge shows community spirit

Thursday, 4 June 2020

Civil infrastructure firm Dempsey Wood today signed a Smokefree Pledge with Stop Smoking Service Ready Steady Quit at Dempsey Wood’s Penrose, Auckland offices. The pledge affirms Dempsey Wood’s commitment to creating a smokefree workplace by 2025.

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Community voices share a smokefree vision

Date: Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Hāpai Te Hauora has engaged with communities most affected by smoking and asked the question: What does Smokefree mean to you? Between the 1st of May and the 31st of May - World Smokefree Day - Hāpai received a range of answers from families and workplaces that were willing to make and share short 20-60 second videos about the meaning of Smokefree.

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Pacific stories for a smokefree future - World Smokefree Day, May 31

Friday, 29 May 2020

Talanoa -- sharing stories -- is an essential part of the life of Pacific people, and an essential part of our journey to becoming smokefree together.

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Smokefree Cars means more to celebrate on World Smokefree Day May 31

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Hāpai Te Hauora congratulates Associate Minister of Health Hon. Jenny Salesa and the people of Aotearoa for promoting the rights of all children to breathe smokefree air.

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Community voices add fresh air to World Smokefree Day - 31st May

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

To mark the day this year, Hāpai Te Hauora shares what ‘smokefree’ means to the people of Aotearoa. Hāpai is leading a campaign that asks Facebook users, whānau and friends to answer the question "What does smokefree mean to me?"

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#WSFD 2020 Videos

Bronwyn Williams

"It's about not waking up coughing! It means breathing better and a future where her tamariki don't have the opportunity to smoke!"

Kingi whānau

"No more BUTTS whānau"

DanaRae Tatafu-Tu'itupou

"It means being healthy, being happy and being cool."

Tobacco Control in Aotearoa

Tobacco Control in Aotearoa has come a long, long way since the passing of the Smokefree Environments Act in 1990.
Check out our brief timeline, highlighting the journey over the last 30 years!

Kiera Alexander

"Its about being happy, healthy and living in fresh air."

Stephanie Erick

"It means fresh air, smokefree country that our children deserve"