News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Plunket says look to your children when you quit


Plunket says look to your children when you quit on Smokefree Day

Plunket says parents wanting to quit smoking on Smokefree day need look no further than to their children for the best reasons – and for their support.

Plunket fully endorses the theme for 2014 World Smokefree Day on 31st May, which is ’Quit now. It’s about whānau.’

“Plunket is very happy to encourage and support those who want to quit smoking. “Children who grow up in a smokefree environment have a healthier future” said National Clinical Advisor, Elaine Gordon.
“A smokefree pregnancy is best for mother and baby. “Exposure to second-hand smoke increases the risk of SUDI (Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy) and respiratory infections. “There’s no safe level of smoke exposure for babies and children who are unable to move away from its poisons” said Elaine.

Your children will love being part of your support group as well. Instead of having that five minute smoke you can:

· Cuddle your baby or give your kids a hug.

· Sing a song to the baby – you’re bound to get better over time…

· Read a book with your child - and don’t forget the sound effects.

· Play a clapping game – the little ones love doing this, and it’s great for hand/eye co-ordination.

· Throw a ball outside – everyone gets to enjoy some fresh air!

· Do some quick tasks around the house with the children.

· Enjoy a game or educational toy.


You can also ask your Plunket nurse for help. All Plunket nurses are trained to deliver smoking cessation support and, in some cases, Nicotine Replacement Therapy. Plunket also has collaborative relationships with cessation services such as Quitline and Aukati KaiPaipa and can refer those wanting to quit for further support.


– ENDS –

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: Classics - Tales From Moominvalley
Can’t speak for the reading end of it but the Moomins ( or maybe the story about Margaret Wise Brown) were the most enjoyable subject to think about and write about during these whole first 50 issues of Werewolf. For that reason – and because the Moomins always reward re-reading – I’ve decided to reprint it. The only added element is a link to an interesting hour long documentary about Tove Jansson. More>>

ALSO:

Repping In The Pacific: All Blacks And Manu Samoa To Play Historic Apia Test

The All Blacks will play Manu Samoa in Apia on Wednesday 8 July next year as part of both teams’ preparations for Rugby World Cup 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Monarchy: Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Are Expecting Second Child

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child. More>>

ALSO:

2015: Elton John Plans Wellington Show

After nine years, Elton John and his band will return to Westpac Stadium, Wellington for one spectacular concert! The November 21, 2015 concert will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career... More>>

Book Awards: Jill Trevelyan's Story Of Peter McLeavey Is Book Of The Year

The story of Wellington art dealer Peter McLeavey and his gallery has won the prestigious New Zealand Post Book of the Year 2014 in a glittering ceremony in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: King Richard

Simon Nathan reviews 'Richard Seddon, King of God’s Own': My father grew up in Wellington during Seddon’s premiership... I can recall him standing under the Seddon statue in the grounds of parliament and telling me that Seddon had more backbone than Sid Holland and all his cabinet colleagues put together.. More>>

8 October: Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Coming To Auckland!

Dainty Group announced today that global superstar Miley Cyrus will bring her BANGERZ TOUR to New Zealand in October this year. This will be Miley’s first ever visit to New Zealand and there will only be one Auckland show before she takes her tour to Australia. More>>

ALSO:

Music: Lorde NZ Tour Confirmed In Four Major Cities!

In what will be her first ever New Zealand headline tour, Frontier Touring and Brent Eccles Entertainment are stoked to bring you four epic shows across the country! The all ages concerts take place late October/ early November in Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news