Kōwhai offers hope for smokers


A substance found in kōwhai could be the answer for many smokers wanting to give up. Chris Bullen, from the National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI), says kōwhai has a high concentration of the natural insecticide cytisine.

Smokefree May is the perfect time to kick the habit and the NIHI invites any smoker who wants to make a healthy change to sign up for a study that will test cytisine.

Listen to this radio interview with Professor Bullen on Waatea News:


For more information on the Cess@tion study, visit: https://cessation.auckland.ac.nz/