There are now many options of support for people looking to stop smoking. Talk to your doctor or nurse about the best programme for you.
Stop Smoking Canterbury/Te Hā-Waitaha
Stop Smoking Canterbury/Te Hā-Waitaha provides a free quit smoking programme. Stop smoking specialists work alongside you, with your whānau or family, or even in groups in your workplace or community. Nicotine patches, lozenges or gum are provided free of charge.
Pregnant women receive a voucher for attending an initial appointment with a stop smoking specialist. Further incentives are given for pregnant women who become Smokefree.
Quitline – 0800 778 778
Provide free phone, text or online advice and support until you are a non-smoker.
P: 0800 778 778
W: Quitline website
What if I need help finding health care?
Partnership Community Workers (PCWs) can help you:
- enrol at a Pegasus Health General Practice
- get to your doctor/hospital appointments, if transport is a problem for you
- visit Work and Income, if you find it difficult to pay for the doctor
- find other Community Services to support you.