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New HPA campaign: Drive smokefree for tamariki

Thursday, April 29, 2021   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: families, children, smokefree, transport, smoking, young people, campaign

Drive Smokefree For Tamariki delivers an empowering message to promote smokefree cars.

Meeting smokers in the moment of getting into the car, Drive Smokefree for Tamariki acknowledges it can be tough but it can be done, and the rewards are worth it for healthy tamariki.

Younger children are vulnerable to the effects of second-hand smoke, which accumulates in vehicles even when windows are open and reaches much higher levels than other settings. Children have little or no ability to influence smokers or avoid the situation.

The campaign will also raise awareness for a new law coming. It will be illegal to smoke or vape in a vehicle that has children under 18-years-old in it (whether the vehicle is moving or not) from 28th November 2021. This change aims to reduce children’s exposure to second-hand smoke.

There is very high public support for this law in New Zealand, with 95 percent of New Zealanders agreeing cars carrying kids should be smokefree. Most smokers also agree, however a proportion still find themselves struggling to make the transition to a smokefree car. Life can be stressful and smoking has provided an avenue to alleviate that in the past. Drive Smokefree for Tamariki encourages whānau and caregivers they can do it with an empowering positive message and practical steps.

The campaign will work alongside community groups mobilising the message in their region. Protecting whakapapa, protecting whānau. Drive smokefree for tamariki.

Find out more about the Drive Smokefree for Tamariki campaign (Health Promotion Agency).