Otago and Southland

Smokefree Otago & Southland

The Fresh Air Project is the only Smokefree project in New Zealand which works with the commercial sector, in particular the hospitality industry, in a positive and supportive way. The project supports venues who volunteer to make their outdoor dining area Smokefree and join us on the journey to help reach the goal of Smokefree Aotearoa 2025. Let’s do this together to protect everyone from second hand smoke and to support those who may be on the road to quit smoking! Let’s do it so our children are able to enjoy the fresh air in the future!

In Otago & Southland the Fresh Air Project is run in partnership between the Southern District Health Board and the Cancer Society. Councils across the region have progressive policies to support Smokefree environments in their communities, and the Fresh Air Project aims to support this work. 

The pilot project was run in Dunedin, Invercargill, and Queenstown from 1 November, 2018 to 31 March, 2019. We are extremely pleased to share the results. 



See what some of our businesses have to say:


If you would like to make your outdoor dining area Smokefree please contact:

Bridget Forsyth

Cancer Society
Phone: 03 211 8835
Email: Bridget.Forsyth@cansoc.org.nz

This project is supported by:

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