Monday, 31 October 2016

Canterbury air gets fresher from November 2016

This November, Cancer Society Canterbury-West Coast Division will be launching Christchurch’s first Smokefree outdoor dining pilot. We have been on the lookout for local cafes and restaurants who were keen to make their outdoor areas smokefree, whilst enjoying some fantastic promotion and support along the way.

Working in partnership with the Canterbury District Health Board, this Pilot is the next step following our research on Smokefree outdoor dining undertaken with 137 Christchurch hospitality venues last year. Findings from the research indicated that 60% of respondents thought that a voluntary pilot was the best way to introduce smokefree outdoor dining. 

We asked, they answered and we listened. From here the Fresh Air Project – A taste of Smokefree outdoor dining pilot was born. 
The following 20 venues will go Smokefree outdoors from November 1st:
Laneway Espresso, Café Metro:St Albans, Ferrymead and Merivale, Joes Garage Sumner, Emperor’s New Clothes, Boatshed Cafe, Raspberry Café, Local at Riccarton House, Lonestar Papanui, The Tea House, Café 186,Addington Coffee co-operative, Ilex Cafe– Botanical Gardens, Coffee Culture: Merivale and Sumner, Savoire Café and Wine Bar, Under the Red Verandah, Oddfellows,  and Robert Harris, Rolleston.

Each week a new venue will feature as the Fresh Air Venue of the week,helping to profile that business for being part of the Smokefree pilot.

Under The Red Verandah’s Jennifer Kippenberger said “when we go Smokefree, the main benefits will be for families. They can sit together outside and not worry about someone lighting up next to their toddler”.  Jennifer added, “I’m hoping that the next generation are smarter than my generation as far as smoking goes and we can play a part in that”.

For further information contact Amanda Dodd at Cancer Society Canterbury West Coast Division DDI: 03 353 9871 and visit

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