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Shock campaign will encourage smokers to quit

Thursday, 24 May 2007, 10:37 am | The Quit Group

A shocking new television campaign about the effects of smoking will encourage smokers to quit, according to The Quit Group. More >>

Big jump in number of NZers quitting smoking

Monday, 30 October 2006, 12:00 am | The Quit Group

There’s been a 32 percent increase in the number of people who smoke registering on the Quitline programme to stop smoking. The Quit Group’s Executive Director Helen Glasgow says 8453 people registered on the programme in April, May and June ... More >>

Reality TV Health Campaign

Tuesday, 4 July 2006, 8:40 am | The Quit Group

Monday, 3 July 2006 Media release Reality TV Health Campaign Reality TV meets health head on with the launch of a new advertising campaign using real smokers trying to quit smoking. The Quit Group’s Video Diaries documentary style campaign follows three ... More >>

More smokers ring the Quitline

Tuesday, 23 May 2006, 9:33 am | The Quit Group

Latest data from The Quit Group shows 9893 smokers registered on the Quitline programme from January to March this year. 8882 smokers registered to make a quit attempt in the same period in 2005. More >>

Graphic warnings will encourage smokers to quit

Wednesday, 10 May 2006, 3:54 pm | The Quit Group

Graphic health warnings on cigarette packets about the dangers of smoking will encourage more smokers to quit, according to The Quit Group. More >>

New campaign targets high Pacific smoking rates

Monday, 20 March 2006, 9:59 am | The Quit Group

The first campaign targeting high smoking rates among Pacific peoples launches in New Zealand on Sunday 26 March. More >>

Quitline inundated with smokers wanting to quit

Monday, 9 January 2006, 2:24 pm | The Quit Group

The Quitline has been inundated with smokers wanting to quit smoking at the start of the New Year. Executive Director Helen Glasgow says about 900 smokers called the Quitline last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday when the service re-opened after the ... More >>

Graphic new quit smoking television commercial

Tuesday, 11 October 2005, 4:01 pm | The Quit Group

A graphic new television commercial showing the effects of smoking on the lungs will be launched in New Zealand on Sunday 16 October. More >>

Smoking During Pregnancy Damages Babies’ Lungs

Thursday, 25 March 2004, 8:35 am | The Quit Group

Smoking during pregnancy can alter the development of airway and lung structure in unborn babies, a report published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine says. More >>

Smokefree Bars Help People Quit

Wednesday, 25 June 2003, 12:44 am | The Quit Group

Smokers would be more likely to quit smoking if bars, casinos and nightclubs were smokefree, according to a study on socially cued smoking and quitting carried out by the Health Sponsorship Council Research and Evaluation Unit. More >>

Smokefree Homes Key To Smokefree Youth

Friday, 30 May 2003, 12:32 am | The Quit Group

Study reveals youth exposed daily to second-hand smoke at home are seven times more likely to smoke More >>

Smokefree bars/restaurants will help 1000s quit

Tuesday, 1 October 2002, 3:59 pm | The Quit Group

Extending smokefree legislation to include smoking bans in restaurants, clubs and bars will give people quitting smoking a better chance of success, says Helen Glasgow, Executive Director of The Quit Group. More >>

Nicotine gum and patches working in NZ

Wednesday, 18 September 2002, 10:26 am | The Quit Group

An overseas report critical of nicotine patches and gum as an aid to quitting smoking has little application to the New Zealand situation, and appears to vindicate the Government’s subsidised programme, says The Quit Group. More >>