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Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health

For the past two years, the Ministry of Health has been exploring how to improve stop smoking outcomes for wāhine Māori. The method undertaken has been a co-design and developmental evaluation process which included engaging directly with wāhine Māori with lived experience of smoking, and then with health providers and quit coaches who have been experimenting with new ways of working with wāhine. 

The result of the co-design sessions is outlined in this Guidance document.

The aim of this guidance is to open up the permission space for stop smoking services to work in more responsive ways with young wāhine Māori.