Otago and Southland

Smokefree Otago & Southland

Due to great success in Christchurch, Whangarei and Nelson, the Fresh Air Project is coming to the Otago and Southland region! This 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.

After years of working in collaboration to increase the number of smokefree environments in the region, the Fresh Air Project pilot will be 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. There are already a number of champion cafes in the Otago and Southland region which are already smokefree and are doing their part to contribute to the government goal of making New Zealand smokefree by 2025.

The Otago and Southland pilot will be launched in cafes in the region on November 1 st , 2018 and will carry on throughout the summer. The Fresh Air 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!

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

Komal Suratwala  
Southern District Health Board                                                           
Phone: 03 476 9828                                                                                  
Email: komal.suratwala@southerndhb.govt.nz                                 

Sophie Carty
Cancer Society
Phone: 03 477 7447
Email: Sophie.carty@cansoc.org.nz

This project is supported by:

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