Stop smoking services

There’s lots of support available to people who want to stop smoking.

Regional/local stop smoking services

There are Stop Smoking Service providers located throughout New Zealand, and they can help you on your quit journey. Your local service will be able to work with you to create your quit plan, with free and flexible support. You can access your local stop smoking service information by clicking on your region below.

Auckland

  • Auckland

    ProCare and The Fono are providers of the stop smoking service in Auckland & Waitematā. This face-to-face service is free to people who have decided to stop smoking.

Bay of Plenty

  • Bay of Plenty

    Hāpainga is a free service to help people in the Bay of Plenty (Western and Eastern) to quit smoking.

Canterbury and Chatham Islands

  • Canterbury and Chatham Islands

    Te Hā - Waitaha Stop Smoking Canterbury offers free support for people in Canterbury and the Chatham Islands to quit smoking. 

Counties Manukau

  • Counties Manukau

    The Counties Manukau Living Smokefree Service works in partnership with community quit smoking services across the district to ensure people are offered multiple free, convenient and culturally appropriate options for ongoing support.

Tairawhiti

The Pinnacle Stop Smoking Service is available to smokers who live or work in the Tairawhiti and Waikato District Health Board areas.

Hawke's Bay

  • Hawke's Bay

    Te Haa Matea provides free face to face support for whānau to stop smoking. 

MidCentral

Te Ohu Auahi Mutunga (TOAM) provides stop smoking services completely free of charge.

Hutt Valley

  • Hutt Valley

    Takiri Mai Te Ata is a free stop smoking service that will support you in your journey to become smokefree.

Nelson Marlborough

Nelson Marlborough Health Public Health Service offers free stop smoking support. 

Northland

  • Northland

    Toki Rau stop smoking services provides free Northland wide face-to-face support which can be provided in an individual, whānau/family or group setting. They have eight sites across Tai Tokerau.

Southern

Southern stop smoking service provides free community group clinics and one-on-one support to support clients on their journey to become smokefree.

Lakes

The Tipu Ora Stop Smoking Service (TOSS) is a free programme providing people who smoke, their friends and whānau/family with support, advice and strategies to quit smoking.

South Canterbury

  • South Canterbury

    South Canterbury stop smoking service provides behavioural support throughout the quitting journey. Support can be face to face, by text, by phone or by email. 

Taranaki

  • Taranaki

    The Taranaki Stop Smoking Service (TSSS) is free, confidential and can come to clients at any time - wherever they are.

Waikato

  • Waikato

    The Pinnacle stop smoking service is available to smokers who live or work in the Tairawhiti and Waikato District Health Board areas.

Wairarapa

  • Wairarapa

    Takiri Mai Te Ata is a free stop smoking service that will support clients in their journey to become smokefree.

Waitematā

  • Waitematā

    ProCare and The Fono are providers of the stop smoking service in Auckland & Waitematā. This face-to-face service is free to people who have decided to stop smoking.

Capital and Coast

  • Wellington

    Takiri Mai Te Ata is a free stop smoking service that will support clients in their journey to become smokefree.

West Coast

  • West Coast

    Oranga Hā - Tai Poutini -Stop Smoking West Coast provides free smokefree support to anyone who wants to stop smoking and who lives on the West Coast.

Whanganui

  • Whanganui

    The stop smoking service will help people who smoke to find the best way to become smokefree and will support them along the way.

Quitline

Support from Quitline can help you stop smoking with a personalised quit smoking plan.

  • Call Quitline free on 0800 778 778. Quit Advisors work with people to make a plan. People who use Quitline's services and support are five times more likely to successfully quit than those who try to quit alone.
  • At Quitline's website at www.quit.org.nz people can see how much money they are saving by quitting - there's a 'Quit Stats' tool.
  • Join Quitline's blog community for 24 hour support from people who are going through just the same trials.
  • Quitline has Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitlinenz.
  • Register by phone or online for the Txt2Quit service and get sent texts to motivate you as you quit. To register: text QUIT to 4006. 
  • 24/7 support for both phone and Txt2Quit services.
  • Nicotine patches, gum and lozenges can double someone's chances of successfully quitting. They are $5 each when you order them from Quitline by phone or online. The team can also give advice on other stop smoking medication options.

Homecare Medical runs Quitline and a range of national telehealth health and mental health and addictions services.

Page last updated: 26 May 2017