Aotearoa New Zealand - 28th November - Drive smokefree for tamariki
In Aotearoa New Zealand, second-hand smoke is the greatest cause of death from among any environmental causes. There is no safe amount of exposure to second-hand smoke, and it is especially dangerous for tamariki due to their lower body weight and smaller lungs. Exposure to second-hand smoke during pregnancy can reduce fetal growth and lead to other complications.
Remember, from the 28th of November 2021 it is illegal to smoke and vape in a vehicle when there are children under the age of 18 present.
NIHI supports this move and is continuously working on studies to support smoking cessation both in NZ and overseas.
Source: Health Navigator New Zealand / Ministry of Health New Zealand / Te Hiringa Hauora | Health Promotion Agency