Welcome to the Link
Do you work in the Tobacco Control Sector? Or perhaps you are an interested community champion with a passion for eliminating tobacco and tobacco-related harm? The Hāpai National Tobacco Advocacy team has recently launched a website resource page just for you; aptly named "The Link ".
"The Link"; is your one stop shop for tobacco control resources. Feature areas of interest include: legislation; parliamentary website links; an easy guide on how to write a submission; and finding your Local DHB or Council. "The Link" also features printable and shareable resources for community activation – all here in one place.
On the 2nd August 2017, the Achieving Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025 plan (ASAP) was launched at Parliament Buildings, Wellington. It has been developed with input from more than thirty experts from New Zealand and overseas, together with around 100 health and community stakeholders. This evidence-based action plan for Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 recommends measures to be introduced over the next five years to greatly reduce the affordability, availability, appeal and addictiveness of smoked tobacco products. The Smokefree Aotearoa goal is achievable for all peoples in New Zealand – provided the right actions are implmented without delay.
Over the last year many of us have been sorting out new relationships, roles and responsibilities after a massive Tobacco Control sector realignment. During that time our Waka Tupeka kore has spent the last 12 months on dry dock and we feel it is time to get our waka seaworthy again. We are looking for people to join us on our waka and share in our journey. But first, we need some information.