Each Division of the Cancer Society runs Smokefree campaigns determined by local priorities.
Smokefree campaigns take on a local flavour across the Divisions of the Cancer Society. Where possible the campaigns link to national action that help contribute to Smokefree Aotearoa 2025.
Campaigns may be as simple as running an online advocacy project to encourage local decision makers to adopt Smokefree policies, they could also involve public consultation and making oral submissions to national and local laws.
- Standardised packaging of cigarettes
- Smokefree cars and homes
- Smokefree outdoor areas
- Tobacco control
- Tobacco retailer licensing
The campaign 'Out of Sight, Out of Mind' – removed tobacco displays in dairies and petrol stations, as a result of new laws in July 2012.
A campaign to create stronger laws around standardised packaging for tobacco products has been running since 2012. This means having stronger controls over tobacco packaging to prevent any tobacco marketing, promotion or advertising on tobacco products.
There is ongoing work with councils, iwi and whānau to promote the ‘Protect Our Children’ message in smokefree outdoor areas. Many councils across New Zealand have introduced policies that make public areas such as playgrounds and sports fields smokefree.
If we are serious about achieving a Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025 then we need to build on our successes and Work together to make sure we succeed.