We know smoking can have a big impact on health and wellbeing, and can be tough to quit.
Our 2020 Tenant Satisfaction Survey found 73% of people were non-smokers.
However, 21% of people considered themselves regular smokers, which means they smoke more than once a day.
The New Zealand Health Survey found about 13.4% of adults nationally were smokers.
In our survey men (27%) and those aged 25-49 (33%) were most likely to be regular smokers than the rest.
Of non-smokers, 34% used to be regular smokers. That suggests there is hope for people struggling to give up.
Get help to quit
Smokefree New Zealand has some great resources to help people stop smoking. You can read more here.
Stop Smoking Canterbury also has many online resources to help out.
Quitstrong has some awesome tips to help make quitting easier, too.
ŌCHT supports Smokefree New Zealand 2025.
Our 2020 survey found 80% of people thought our smoke free policy was a good idea. That proportion has steadily grown since 2017.