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Smoking cessation - Our Once and For All programme

Research shows that a "business-as-usual" approach to smoking cessation in New Zealand means the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 target will not be met. Therefore, Pinnacle MHN is leading a new approach to Stop Smoking Services across Waikato and Tairawhiti regions - Quit Smoking: Once and for All.

Smoking cessation update August 2017

This month the government announced new figures that showed an increased number of people had quit smoking compared to last year. 

Hamilton mum quits smoking in second pregnancy

Dayna Allen smoked through her first pregnancy, but quit with the help of stop smoking programme Once and For All when she found out she was pregnant with her second child.

Great results for Once and For All quit smoking programme in Tairawhiti

Referrals and enrolments in Pinnacle MHN's stop smoking programme, Once and For All, havecontinued to exceed expectations in the Tairāwhiti region this quarter.

NZ Herald Local Focus checks out Once and For All quit smoking programme

We invited video journalist Hunter Calder to spend some time with quit coach Cassino Smith to find out how our Once and For All programme is helping to get people smokefree.

Vaping update

Recent changes and what they mean for the NZ health sector.

Practice comp: promote the importance of becoming smokefree and win

On the back of World Smokefree Day, Pinnacle MHN is holding a month-long practice competition for all localities.

Three Waikato practices championing the stop smoking cause

With the 2017-2018 results now confirmed, three practices have stood out as leading contributors to the smokefree Aotearoa 2025 challenge. 

Champix® (varenicline tartrate) changes brand name and packaging

Champix®is now branded as Varenicline Pfizer.

Helping people quit smoking in general practice (Taranaki)

This manual has been created as a resource to aid in the delivery of effective smoking cessation services.