INDEPENDENT NEWS

Two More Cafes Join The Fresh Air Movement

Published: Tue 31 Jul 2018 10:36 AM
30 July 2018
Milk & Honey in Kamo and The Deck in Reotahi have joined 24 other Whangarei cafes that offer smokefree outdoor dining.
Following the success of the Fresh Air Project Whangarei, a three-month trial where cafes in the Whangarei CBD and Quayside made their outdoor dining areas smokefree, all Whangarei cafes were invited to offer smokefree outdoor dining.
“Offering smokefree dining was something we had talked about and wanted to do, so the invitation to join the others prompted us to go ahead,” Mike & Honey co-owner Helen Ludlow said.
“More importantly our customers have been very supportive.”
Lee Azote from The Deck Café & Store had already stopped selling tobacco last year and she said that smokefree outdoor dining was the next step.
Customer feedback collected as part of the Fresh Air Project Whangarei, from cafes in the CBD and quayside showed 94 percent support for smokefree outdoor dining.
Rowse said 72 percent of customers said they were more likely to visit a cafe again because they offered smokefree outdoor dining.
“Milk & Honey and The Deck have joined the growing trend for all dining areas in Whangarei to be smokefree,” says Bridget Rowse, Smokefree Advisor, Northland District Health Board.
Jim Callaghan, Cancer Society Northland congratulated the cafes for getting involved and supporting a smokefree future.
-ends-

Next in Lifestyle

1917's 1,000 Yard Stare
By: Howard Davis
New Zealand set to host World Cup of Floorball in 2022
By: International Floorball Federation
Tuia 250 Voyage ends but Tuia - Our Future is Unstoppable
By: Tuia 250
NZ Fringe 2020 has launched
By: New Zealand Fringe Festival
Tuia 250 ending is just the beginning
By: New Zealand Government
Final stop for Tuia 250 Voyage celebrates past and future
By: Tuia 250
Tuia 250 Voyage flotilla arrival in Capital
By: Ministry for Culture and Heritage
Courtney Johnston will lead Te Papa into a new era
By: Te Papa
Creative NZ board appointments
By: Creative New Zealand
Auckland Fringe Announces New Festival Director
By: Auckland Fringe
2019 NZ Comedy Guild Awards handed out
By: New Zealand Comedy Guild
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media