October 30, 2017

Smokefree Wellington

Smokefree Wellington

This project aimed to:

1) Identify potential benefits and challenges of smokefree outdoor policies,

2) Propose relevant policy options and recommendations for smokefree outdoor areas in public spaces, using Wellington City as a case study.

Outcomes / Achievements

In 2015 we used data from documents, in-depth interviews, small workshops and a symposium to develop options and recommendations for extending smokefree outdoor areas in Wellington. Our research participants represented a mix of sectors including the business (particularly hospitality and retail); local government (politicians and staff); iwi; union; and health sectors. Policymaker workshops were conducted in 2015 to further explore the results from the research and discuss a mix of policy options. Results are intended to be used by Wellington City Council to inform smokefree bylaws for the city in 2016.

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