Russian and Ukrainian fishermen quit smoking thanks to MIQ nurse

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 29 Jan 2021, 3:10PM
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Russian and Ukrainian fishermen quit smoking thanks to MIQ nurse

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 29 Jan 2021, 3:10PM

Here's a great example of making the most of having to quarantine.

A 40 year smoking habit stubbed out in just 14 days.

Twenty Russian and Ukrainian seamen kicked the habit during their MIQ stint - thanks to the help of one Canterbury nurse.

Some 570 foreign mariners have made their way through Christchurch quarantine facilities since October.

Amber Rex, a nurse working in MIQ, started a smoking cessation programme with six mariners but more and more soon signed up.

Amber Rex joins me Kerre McIvor.

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