Stoptober’s lead up nationwide tour kicked off yesterday with a heartfelt recruitment event in Kaitaia. It’s part of a campaign targeting New Zealand’s 463,000 smokers to quit the habit with a smokefree October, by signing up to the Stoptober website. Satellite Media’s Piri Weepu TVC is also leading the charge.
Sometimes smoking is cool on TV and in movies, sometimes it’s not, and brands move with the trend. Action for Smoking and Health (with the cunning acronym ASH) is on a mission to find out if teens think their peers are hotter with a cigarette in their hand and dating app Tinder is the tool of choice.