The Pregnancy Incentive Programme
The PIP provides incentives at four milestones in the smokefree journey.
The first voucher ($50) is provided to all woman who attend an introductory session whether they enrol or not. This voucher was intended to provide a tool for the LMC to facilitate engagement and an effective referral to Te Hā – Waitaha. It also supports the SSP to engage the woman in a quit attempt, and if that is declined, to discuss how to keep the baby safe from the effects of smoking after birth.
The second ($80) and third ($100) vouchers are provided at 4 and 12 weeks after quitday to help motivate and support the women to remain smokefree. A gift pack and a $50 voucher are provided to celebrate the achievement of those who have a smokefree birth
A Quickmist mouth spray was also provided to women free of charge. Quickmist is particularly useful for pregnant women, but is not a subsidized medication.
For more information about the program or to request resources please click on the link below: