World Smokefree Day

26 May 2008

World Smokefree Day is promoted annually on 31 May with activities varying from country to country.
The focus for World Smokefree Day 2008 is on creating a smokefree/auahi kore future for the young people of Aotearoa New Zealand.  The successful 2007 theme will be repeated:

“Smokefree…it’s about us / Kia Auahi Kore mō tātou te kaupapa.”

Four Taranaki DHB staff have shared their experiences of giving up smoking. It has taken several attempts for them to stop smoking but through perseverance and determination they are reaping the benefits of being Smokefree.
They have shared their stories to celebrate World Smokefree Day (31 May) and hope others will be inspired to attempt to stop smoking.

jasonSmokefree Profile - Jason Matthews
“Gentle persuasion” from his wife was
the motivation TDHB Health Promoter Jason
Matthews needed to quit smoking. More...
(PFD 250 KB)

karminSmokefree Profile - Karmin Erueti-Thatcher
Taranaki DHB’s new Smokefree-Auahi Kore
Co-ordinator knows how hard it can be to quit
smoking. More...
(PFD 250 KB)

lanceSmokefree Profile - Lance Bennett
The cost of smoking drove Lance Bennett to quit for good. The TDHB van driver started smoking when he was 16.
More...
(PFD 250 KB)

nikkiSmokefree Profile - Nikki Kynaston
Nikki Kynaston smoked up to 35 cigarettes a day for 30 years.
The “committed” smoker tried all sorts of ways to give up, from hypnosis and nicotine gum to acupuncture and patches.
More...
(PFD 250 KB)

Last updated: Monday, May 26, 2008

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