New smoke-free initiatives needed to motivate Māori to quit

Despite a raft of smoking cessation programmes,tobacco use by Maori remains disproportionately high.That’s prompted the Maori Affairs select committeeto urge the Ministry of Health to come up with new waysto motivate Maori whanau to stop smoking.Irena Smith reports.Focusing on the good stats……but the number of Maori smokers is still quite high.So what is the Ministry […]

Quit smoking bilingual publication targeting Maori

A bilingual publication has been launchedthat aims to support smokers who are looking to quit the habit.It’s a resource that’s been written by Maori, for Maori,called, ‘Me Mutu Tatou’.A new year for Maori; a good incentive to quit smoking.An incentive that this Maori Party member has long advocated for.And, to support her efforts, a bilingual […]