Research shows that a "business-as-usual" approach to smoking cessation in New Zealand means the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 target will not be met. Therefore, Pinnacle MHN is leading a new approach to Stop Smoking Services across Waikato and Tairawhiti regions - Quit Smoking: Once and for All.
This month the government announced new figures that showed an increased number of people had quit smoking compared to last year.
Dayna Allen smoked through her first pregnancy, but quit with the help of stop smoking programme Once and For All when she found out she was pregnant with her second child.
Referrals and enrolments in Pinnacle MHN's stop smoking programme, Once and For All, havecontinued to exceed expectations in the Tairāwhiti region this quarter.
We invited video journalist Hunter Calder to spend some time with quit coach Cassino Smith to find out how our Once and For All programme is helping to get people smokefree.