5000 New Zealanders die unnecessarily from smoking-related conditions – that’s over 10 times the annual road toll. Helping Kiwis quit smoking is one of the most cost effective means of improving our nation’s health.
80% of New Zealand smokers wish they had never started and two-thirds of them want to quit.
Smokers expect to be asked about their smoking status.
Dame Tariana Turia, previous Associate Minister for Health says “We need to ensure people get the help they need to quit and stay smokefree”
Nurses are ideally placed to ask about smoking status, provide brief advice and cessation support.
This website pulls together practical information so that New Zealand nurses have a one-stop shop to help them deliver effective smoking cessation interventions. The website contains a wealth of evidence based information, tools, networking opportunities and personal stories which support the valuable role nurses play in helping people to quit smoking.
So make sure that you become a Quit Card provider by completing your ABC Training here.
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College of Physicians Report on E-Cigarettes
Aspire Future Directions Report 2015
The Stolen Years: The Mental Health and Smoking Action report
Future Directions to Achieve Smokefree 2025?
Electronic Cigarettes: A briefing for stop smoking services
Tobacco Smoking and Mental Health: A policy paper from the Mental Health Foundation
HELPING TO STOP SMOKING E-LEARNING UPDATE
ABC brief smoking cessation training for the revised guidelines are now available at learnonline.health.nz
STOP SMOKING GUIDELINES
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