Stop smoking services

Support options are available to people who want to stop smoking, including local face-to-face help, Quitline, and your pharmacy.

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). They can also provide you with information and support if you want to use vaping as a way to quit smoking.

Quitline

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

  • Call Quitline free on 0800 778 778 or text 4006. 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.nzpeople can register for free help, plus see how much money they are saving by quitting - there's a 'Quit Stats' tool There’s also really good info about vaping to quit.
  • Join Quitline's blog community for 24 hour support from people who are going through just the same trials.
  • Quitline has a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitlinenz.
  • Register by phone, text or online and get sent texts to help motivate you as you quit.
  • 24/7 personal support for both phone and text 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, text or online. The team can also give advice on other stop smoking medication options.

Whakarongorau Aotearoa runs Quitline and a range of national telehealth health and mental health and addictions services.

In-person Stop Smoking Service providers

An in-person service can help you and your whānau throughout your journey to quit smoking. Some options include:

  • Behavioural support services
  • Nicotine patches, gum and lozenges
  • Wellness and healthy lifestyle advice
  • Kaupapa māori support services
  • Pacific support services.

Find an in-person provider

A pharmacy with quit smoking services

Some pharmacists can provide funded Nicotine Replacement Therapy without a prescription. This may include nicotine gum, patches, or lozenges. They may also be able to refer you to a local stop smoking service or Quitline.

Find a pharmacy

Page last updated: 30 Jan 2023