Tala Pasifika (Pacific action for change) is an initiative to unite Pacific peoples in action and improve health outcomes.
Tala is a group that provides the opportunity for Pacific peoples to talanoa, gather and share time to fellowship and work collectively to profile ways of increasing the wellness of all Pacific peoples in Aotearoa.
We have 53,751 Pasifika smokers in Aotearoa – that’s 21% of our Pasifika population. Tala Pasifika support a Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025 and use Talanoa — sharing stories — as an essential part of the life of Pacific people, and an essential part of our journey to becoming a Smokefree Aotearoa 2025.
Pasifika Snapshot in Aotearoa
Pasifika people make up 8.1% of the population, which means there are 381,642 Pasifika people in Aotearoa. We have 53,751 Pasifika smokers in NZ – that’s 21% of our Pasifika population.
Download the full Pasifika Snapshot in Aotearoa below:
News and updates
Tala Pasifika ‘want smokefree lives for young Pacific students after ASH report’
Tala Pasifika - Pacific Action for Change welcomes the newly released ASH Year 10 Survey (www.ash.org.nz/ash_year_10) which has seen a major decrease in the number of teenagers smoking cigarettes except for Pacific...
Banning smoking in cars with children to save future Pasifika generations
From Sunday 28 November, it will be illegal to smoke or vape in cars carrying a child or young person under the age of 18. This law was passed last year in May under The Smoke-free Environments (Prohibiting Smoking in Motor Vehicles Carrying Children) Amendment Act...