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Quitting smoking is hard work, but you don’t have to do it alone. Get information and support through the Quitline website – or call the free Quitline advice service on 0800 778 778.
In March 2011 the New Zealand government committed to a goal of New Zealand becoming smokefree by 2025.
Smoking – Not Our Future
A Facebook group for young people where Kiwi celebrities share their thoughts on smoking, and tell us why they choose not to.
Your body begins to repair itself as soon as you quit smoking.
Wake up and smell the roses. Fact: Within 3–5 days after quitting smoking your sense of smell will improve.
Quit for yourself, your whānau, your friends and your pocket. Improve not only your health but the health of your loved ones, and get more out of life.
Maybe you’ve tried to quit before and failed. It can be tough to quit smoking – 80 percent of current smokers would not smoke if they had their life over again.
However, every day people show it can be done. Read about people who have quit at Quitblog.
Get help to quit
Ready to quit smoking? You don’t have to do it alone.
Call the Quitline on 0800 778 778.
- You are five times more likely to quit with Quitline than quitting alone.
- Quitline supports around 12,000 people to quit every year. Make yourself one of them.
Talk to a Quitline advisor who will help you:
- create a personalised quit smoking plan
- understand your smoking addition
- set a date to stop smoking – your Quit Date.
- They’ll also send you a Quit Pack – this contains supportive information and your Quit Cards. Take the Quit Cards to your local pharmacy to get subsidised nicotine patches, gum and lozenges.
- Talk face-to-face with someone through Aukati KaiPaipa.
- Talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
- Start a Quitblog. Read about others’ stories and success, and share your own.
- Check the Smokefree Contacts website to find a quit-smoking provider in your area.
- Register for Txt2Quit: text QUIT to 3111.
For more information, visit the Quitline tools to help you quit smoking.
The Quit Book: Beating the Smoking Addiction
A resource for people who have made the decision to give up cigarettes and deal with their addiction to nicotine.
Time to Quit
A booklet for smokers thinking about quitting or giving up cigarettes and nicotine.
Me Mutu Tātou/Let’s All Quit
A booklet to support Māori smokers to quit smoking, available in English and Māori.