September 26, 2023
Pop up promotes vape-free fun
A public health initiative aimed at discouraging rangatahi from vaping is using a school holiday pop up arcade at Manukau Square to get the message out in a fun way.
Protect Your Breath is a joint venture between Te Whatu Ora, Te Aka Whai Ora and a number of community-based groups.
Mairangi Campbell from the Hā Collective, a rangatahi vaping focus group which is helping to shape the campaign, says the Later Vaper Arcade includes games and activities which help rangatahi to understand the effect of vaping on their tinana.
“The original centre of all the games comes just from the breath and air. Just trying to find creative ways. Creative and engaging ways to sort of utilize air, breathing and airflow and all that sort of thing,” he says
The arcade will be open from 12pm til late until Sunday.