March 23 2012
In 2011 the Heart Foundation developed 10 key actions you can talk to your local MP about. Our goal is to "Get rid of tobacco". The government listened.
Get rid of tobacco
The government target is 95% of hospitalised smokers and 90% of smokers who visit their doctor will be provided with advice and help to quit by July 2012.
We ask the Ministry of Health and health service providers to ensure all smokers, not just those who attend treatment services, have on-going access to appropriate smoking cessation support and nicotine replacement therapies.