Implementing the ABC Approach for Smoking Cessation: Framework and work programme

Published online: 
02 February 2009


This document sets out a framework for implementing the ABC approach for Smoking Cessation. It outlines:

  • the purpose and goals of the ABC approach
  • the ABC approach – its objectives, rationale, and what it will mean for different people and organisations in the health system
  • how the approach fits alongside other interventions aimed at reducing the number of people who smoke
  • the expected impacts of the ABC approach on smoking and health outcomes
  • the different elements and key points of leverage that will be used to implement and support the approach
  • the work programme and high-level implementation plan, including workstreams and actions
  • the approach to governance and management of the work programme.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    02 February 2009
  • Hardcopy date of publication:
    02 February 2009
  • ISBN:
    978-0-478-31901-9 (online)
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2009. Implementing the ABC Approach for Smoking Cessation - Framework and work programme. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
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