Stop smoking services

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

Local help to stop smoking

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 and free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). You can access your local stop smoking service information by clicking on your region below.

Region

North Island South Island

Auckland

Canterbury
Bay of Plenty Marlborough
Gisborne Nelson
Hawkes Bay South Canterbury

Lakes

  • Taupo
  • Rotorua
  • Turangi

Southern

MidCentral

  • Horowhenua
  • Manawatu
  • Palmerston North
  • Tararua
  • Otaki
West Coast
Northland  
Taranaki  
Waikato  
Wellington  
Whanganui  

A contacts list for all the local stop smoking services can be downloaded here.

Quitline

Quitline is open 24/7 and can help you quit in a number of different ways. You can ring, email, text or do it all online. 

  • 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 more likely to successfully quit than those who try to quit alone.
  • At Quitline's website, www.quit.org.nz people can see how much money they are saving by quitting - there's even a personalised 'Quit Stats' tool.
  • Join Quitline's blog community for 24 hour support from people who are going through the same journey.
  • Quitline has a 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.

Community pharmacists

From 1 October 2017 community pharmacists can provide funded nicotine replacement therapy (nciotine gum, patches or lozenges) without a prescription.  This will attract a $5 co-payment.  Some pharmacists or pharmacies may offer behaviour support services as well, others will refer you to the local stop smoking service or Quitline.

 

Page last updated: 16 Nov 2017