Targeting Smokers: Better Help for Smokers to Quit

Published online: 
14 April 2011


In July 2009 the Government showed its commitment to helping smokers to quit by introducing a health target of "Better Help for Smokers to Quit"

The health target requires DHBs, which run the country's public hospitals to ensure that:

  • 90% of hospitalised smokers will be provided with advice and help to quit by July 2011 and 95% by July 2012.

This publication looks at how DHBs and their service providers are working to achieve this health target and discusses how the real gains that are being made thanks to the commitment, skills and teamwork of those on the frontline and those who provide health services and support in the community.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    14 April 2011
  • Hardcopy date of publication:
    01 April 2011
  • ISBN:
    978-0-478-37488-9 (print), 978-0-478-37446-9 (online)
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2011. Targeting Smokers: Better Help for Smokers to Quit. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.

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