Local help to stop smoking
Find a Stop Smoking Service near you by using the interactive map.
Click on the map to find your local service
- Auckland & WaitematāCovers:
Ready Steady Quit
Ready Steady Quit is a face-to-face service free to people who have decided to stop smoking.
Phone: 0800 500 601
- Canterbury and Chatham IslandsCovers:
- Canterbury and Chatham Islands
Te Hā - Waitaha Stop Smoking Canterbury
Te Hā - Waitaha Stop Smoking Canterbury has a hub in Christchurch with Quit Coaches based in Māori, Pasifika and rural community organisations across Canterbury. We run group clinics, provide individual support, and also specific support for people who are Māori, Pacific, pregnant, or live with a pregnant person.
- Capital and Coast, Hutt Valley & WairarapaCovers:
- and the Hutt Valley
Takiri Mai Te Ata
Takiri Mai Te Ata is a free stop smoking service that will support clients in their journey to become smokefree.
Phone: 0800 WAN AKP (0800 926 257)
(Pacific Stop Smoking Service) Hutt Valley Pacific Health Service
(Pacific Stop Smoking Service) Hutt Valley Pacific Health Service provides free, culturally safe, and confidential counselling services for families in the Hutt Valley Region.
Phone: 04 577 0394
- Counties ManukauCovers:
- Counties Manukau
Living Smokefree 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.
Phone: 0800 569 568
- Southland and Otago
Southern Stop Smoking Service
Southern Stop Smoking Service provides free community group clinics and one-on-one support to support clients on their journey to become smokefree.
Phone: 0800 925 242
Once and For All Stop Smoking Service
Once and For All Stop Smoking Service is available to smokers who live or work in Waikato District Health Board area.
Phone: 0800 ONCE4ALL(0800 6623 4255)
- West CoastCovers:
- West Coast
Oranga Hā - Tai Poutini
Oranga Hā - Tai Poutini: Stop Smoking West Coast provides free smokefree support to anyone living in the West Coast who want to stop smoking.
Smokefree Pregnancy and Newborn Incentives Programme (SPANIP) provides ongoing support to quit smoking and NRTs for people who want to be smokefree while pregnant, and for up to 4 months postpartum.
Phone: 03 768 6182
Coast Quit is free and provides support to people in the West Coast who want to stop smoking and is provided by a trained smoking cessation persion at your GP practice or local pharmacy.
Local Stop Smoking Services
Use the map to find a local Stop Smoking Service. The people here 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.
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.
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.
Pharmacies 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.