The Fresh Air Project is a nationwide initiative led by the Cancer Society of New Zealand in partnership with local public health services. The Fresh Air Project encourages hospitality businesses to become 100% smoke-free and vape-free outdoor dining venues. The Fresh Air Project was piloted in Christchurch and since then has experienced great success across other regions including Canterbury, Nelson, Whangarei, and Otago and Southland. Wairarapa region is now on board and we are excited to be part of this innovative smokefree initiative for New Zealand.
A local Partnership between Cancer Society Wairarapa, Regional Compass Health and Wairarapa DHB, has seen us working to introduce smokefree outdoor dining with our local hospitality businesses since 2016. Recent venue feedback shows customers are enjoying Fresh Air dining.
We will continue to spread the Fresh Air message and launch into new areas across the region in 2019/2020.
We look forward to welcoming more Wairarapa hospitality businesses who would like to come on board and make the change to Fresh Air dining.
For more information on how you can become a smoke and vape free venue please contact:
Joanne Carter, Health Promoter
Cancer Society Wairarapa
Tel: 06 378 8046