Smokefree / Auahi Kore | Northland DHB

Smokefree / Auahi Kore

The Smokefree team delivers public health service across the Northland region. This includes planning, implementation, encouragement and providing support to initiatives that aim to reduce smoking prevalence and the harms caused by smoking and an increase in smokefree environments.

The Smokefree team provides the following in areas relating to:

  • advocacy for smokefree environments, development and implementation of policy and promotion with communities, workplaces and the education sector
  • developing policies in collaboration with local councils to create more smokefree outdoor public spaces
  • provision of Smokefree information to tobacco retailers, and licensed premises
  • facilitate Patu Pūauahi (Northland regions forum of organisations and workforce involved in tobacco control)
  • community development, focusing on initiatives that promote smokefree lifestyles, and support more Māori smokers to stop smoking
  • support service providers working with pregnant women; support collaboration and innovation to help pregnant women stop smoking
  • provide training to Northland DHB staff and enhance the Northland District Health Board’s Smokefree policy
  • support Toki Rau Stop Smoking Services Northland.

The team looks forward to supporting and being a part of the national vision of an Auahi Kore Aotearoa by 2025.

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