Smokefree/Auahi Kore Promotion

The aim of the Te Whatu Ora Whanganui Smokefree/Auahi Kore Health Promotion role is to run projects and initiatives aimed at reducing the uptake of smoking in young people, encouraging smokers to quit and reducing the impact of smoking on the community.

We promote smokefree environments, homes and cars and work with marae, local bodies, sports clubs and other groups around smoke free policies.

The aims are to reduce the impact and incidence of tobacco-related harm by:

  • Increasing the number of people having quit attempts
  • Reducing smoking initiation
  • Increasing the number of smokefree environments

The Te Whatu Ora Whanganui smokefree health promotion team, based in the Public Health Centre, are able to provide advice to colleagues and community organisations on effective health promotion programmes that include policy work, community action and community development, health education and advocacy.

National campaigns

World Smokefree Day 31st May
Smoking Not Our Future
Face the Facts

Related links

Health Promotion Agency website
Ministry of Health – Tobacco Control website
Quitline website
Smokefree Contacts website
Auahi Kore website
Smokefree website
ASH (Action on Smoking and health) website
Asthma Foundation website
New Zealand Cancer Society website


For more information please contact:
Te Whatu Ora Whanganui’s Public Health Centre on 06 348 1775