This month we hear from Te Hira Patioro Hawke, also known as Uncle Chief, a lifetime member of the Orākei community and lifetime smoker who has recently switched from smoking half a pack of cigarettes a day to vaping occasionally.
Stephanie Erick, the new Kaiwhakahaere (General Manager) for the National Tobacco Control Advocacy Service leads a rich, busy life but her vision for smoke-free communities is simple; “Healthier families. More kaumātua on the marae.”
Giving up sugary drinks for the month will not only improve your health, but will also help support healthy environments through waste reduction! We know that we can make Aotearoa healthy again, the question is, are you game?