Smokefree - WERO Challenge


The Whanau End Smoking Regional Whanau Ora Challenge (WERO)

WERO was developed by researchers at the University of Auckland. An initial WERO pilot held from 31 May to 30 August, 2012 produced verified Quit rates at three months of 36%, which exceeded expectations.

WERO allows smokers to support each other through the quitting process.  Each team selects their own coach and is also offered plenty of expert stop smoking support.  Social media and mobile technologies - a website, iPad and iPhone apps - are an important part of the programme. They can display how teams are doing and the WERO Facebook page keeps teams and supporters updated.  Team members can stay in touch with each other online, ask questions about their withdrawal symptoms and receive expert advice to help them win.

Registering a team :
Smokers can either create their own team or register on the website www.wero.me to join a team.

Training Offered:
If you are interested in taking up the WERO challenge or managing a team in the competition, see attached information or contact Taranaki Wero coordinator Jason Matthews (details below).

JASON MATTHEWS | Wero Coordinator Phone: 06 753 7799   Mobile: 027 6031 086  


Last updated: Thursday, November 6, 2014

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