Links

There are many organisations that support a Smokefree world and have websites which provide excellent information on becoming smokefree and address many of the issues that are encountered on that journey. Take some time to explore their sites and see what you can pick out that would help you to encourage your clients to become smokefree.

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ASH

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)

ASH has a long and successful history of taking action to reduce the harm caused by tobacco in New Zealand. On their website you will find information about ASH’s current campaigns, how to get involved and the community health promotion work that they do.


HPA (Health Promotion Agency)

HPA is a New Zealand government agency that uses health promotion to promote health and encourage healthy lifestyles.

The long-term focus of the HPA is on reducing the social, financial and health sector costs of smoking, skin cancer, problem gambling, and obesity.

smokefree.org.nz

The HPA smokefree.org.nz website has information about a range of smokefree activity including sections on auahi kore, Smokefree 2025, Smokefree Schools and the smoking not our future campaign

Heart Foundation

National Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation promotes all lifestyle choices that will lead to a healthy heart.  Get your patients/clients to take the test to see how ‘old’ their heart is.  The Heart Foundation provides ABC training.

NZ Nursing
 

NZ Nursing

Here you can find information about the work nurses are doing to develop and enhance their contribution to health services in New Zealand.

Pacific Heartbeat

Pacific Heartbeat

The tobacco Team at Pacific Heart Beat provides smoking cessation training for health and community workers and smokefree presentations to church, work and community groups.

Plunket

Plunket

Plunket is the largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children. These services are available free to New Zealand families with children from birth to 5 years old.

Smokefree Coalition

Smokefree Coalition

The Smokefree Coalition uses the best available evidence to form positions on tobacco control issues, and has a population-based, public health focus. They work closely with other organisations with an interest in tobacco control.

 

Smokers’ Blogs

Websites that reflect the feelings and actions of those who are in the process of quitting are very useful to browse as they will provide insight into the problems that quitters encounter and give pointers to the type of support with which you can provide them.

Leiomyosarcoma.org

Information about causes and preventative treatment for Leiomysarcoma (a malignant tumor that affects the supportive tissues of the body.

Te Reo Marama

Te Reo Marama

Since 1998, Te Reo Marama has been dedicated, on behalf of the Tupeka-Auahi Kore community and the wider Māori community, to tobacco resistance. The main role undertaken is to advocate evidence-based positions on tobacco-related issues at a local, national and international level.

Cancer Society
 

The Cancer Society

The Society offers information to health professionals, students and people with cancer and their families.  They have been very supportive of Smokefree Nurses by co-sponsoring seminars.

 

Tobacco free nurses

Tobacco Free Nurses

Tobacco Free Nurses is the first national program in the USA created with the objectives of helping nurses quit, providing resources to nurses who want to help their patients quit and to promote tobacco control in the agenda of nursing organisations

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