Every hour, day, week, month and year that you go without smoking, your health will improve.

You will feel immediate benefits when you quit as your body starts to repair itself. Quitting at any age is beneficial and not only increases life expectancy; it also improves quality of life.

Support in our region to help you quit smoking

If you or someone you know would like to begin their quitting journey and give up smoking you can contact:

  • Quitline on 0800 778 778.  Quitline offer phone, online and text support to quit smoking. www.quitline.org.nz  
  • Takiri Mai te Ata Regional Stop Smoking Service on 0800 926 257.  Takiri Mai te Ata Regional Stop Smoking Service provides a free and effective service delivered by experienced and qualified quit coaches who will support your patients’ journey to quit. 

Last updated 25 May 2017.