Project snapshots

All across New Zealand communities are getting involved in Smokefree 2025. These smokefree project snapshots are examples of how you can get involved in your local community to be smokefree. You can use these snapshots for ideas, examples, or inspiration and adapt them to suit the community or group you are working with.

Featured Project
South Canterbury
Cessation
Legislation & Regulation
Public Support
Second-hand smoke
Smokefree cars

To demonstrate the dangers of smoking in cars with children and young people, and collect public views on smokefree car legislation to protect children and young people.

Northland
Cessation
Public Support

A 'cessation stall' was set up fortnightly in two alternating Whangarei locations for two months. Public interest in the stall was high, with 86 people being given brief advice, and 55 referrals made to the Ngāti Hine Health Trust Aukati KaiPaipa team. This cessation project was a collaboration between Ngāti Hine Health Trust, Northland DHB and Manaia Health PHO and aimed to prompt more people to make more attempts to quit smoking by taking cessation to the community.

Counties Manukau
Cessation
Public Support
Smokefree pregnancy

A pilot service to increase engagement with young women and pregnant women, and support them to stop smoking using an innovative intervention.

Waikato
Public Support
Second-hand smoke

Maui Tamatoa Auahi-Kore is a project to encourage whānau to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing by understanding the effects of tobacco and second hand smoke. The legends of Maui were the guiding themes for each wananga. The wananga provided workshops which enable participants to experience a healthy Smokefree lifestyle through performing arts, mau-rakau, ti-rakau, poi, haka and waka ama.

Auckland
Public Support

Raranga Tira is a project to create a range of short videos to raise the awareness of harms of exposure to tobacco smoking. The videos are about rangatahi with a passion for social media and making a positive different within their communities. The videos will be spread far and wide to encourage rangatahi to consider not being a smoker.

Canterbury
Cessation
Public Support
Second-hand smoke
Smokefree cars
Smokefree environments

Grow Smokefree Children is a project to encourage whānau to create Smokefree environments. This includes Smokefree cars and homes. The aim of the project is to reduce smoking rates, smoking in homes and cars in high needs populations.

Auckland
Cessation
Public Support

Nic Nominate is a project to support parents and supporters of Māori and Pacific tamariki from the Waitakere Waka Ama Club to quit smoking. The objects of the project were to support quit attempts, promote healthy kai and challenge other Waka Ama clubs.

Southland
Public Support
Second-hand smoke

Te Taonga te Whakapapa is a project aimed at creating three DVD resources based on real conversations with kaumātua. Kaumātua will utilise the concept of whakapapa as a vehicle to make behavioural and intergenerational change. They want their children and grandchildren to be free from the exposure to tobacco and tobacco use. 

Wellington
Public Support
Second-hand smoke
Smokefree cars
Smokefree environments
World Smokefree Day

The Wairarapa Smokefree cars project is about encouraging drivers and residents in the Wairarapa to make their homes and cars smokefree – especially if children are passengers. A range of resources were utilised to promote the project such as advertising through local media and radio, stickers on cars and smokefree car’s information packs.

Nelson
Cessation
Public Support
Smokefree cars

The Nelson Tasman Pacific Community Health and Wellbeing Radio programme was set up to raise awareness of smokefree lifestyle choices within the Samoan and Tongan communities. The radio programme promoted general messaging around: Don’t start, support, smokefree cars and smokefree whānau. Samoan and Tongan leaders were trained as Stop Smoking Practitioners.  

Taranaki
Cessation
Public Support
Second-hand smoke
Smokefree cars
Smokefree environments

Give Our Kids A Smokefree Car Ride is a project to raise the awareness around the importance of Smokefree environments for our tamariki. The main aim of the project is to engage with drivers and passengers of the community to make their cars Smokefree.

Page last updated: 19 Apr 2016