Support Providers helping Kick out Smoking Habit

Support Providers helping Kick out Smoking HabitSmoking and its related illnesses have become a major concern presently all over the world with the issue being prepared to be tackled at any cost especially throughout the New Zealand where almost 5000 people are dying annually due to smoking-related illnesses.

To fight against the deadly habit, Iwi-based support providers including Te Kupenga Hauora and Te Taiwhenua O Heretaunga, have already started helping the disproportionate number of Maori smokers that are living in Hawke's Bay to kick the habit and make the nation tobacco free.

Statements coming from Te Ao Hurihuri Director Mr. Shane Bradbrook have also confirmed about a region-wide strategy that is being planned to be implemented soon by local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu to make all marae-based events tobacco-free rather than only smoking-free.

"If you're a smoker, using tikanga approaches, you have to leave your tobacco off premises, which is quite innovative. Coupled with that is having full quit support there for people who require it."

According to the reports submitted by Quitline, it has received 41,738 calls till August 31 from Kiwi smokers, who are keen to kick the habit.

Experts believe the decision of quitting the habit could be due to the expenses and the taxes that have been levied by the government over the cigarettes, which have certainly made the product among the most expensive in the OECD.

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