Quitting smoking

You have everything to gain by quitting smoking. Quitting is one of the best decisions you can make for your health, and that of your friends and whānau. This page can help you find support for your smokefree journey.

Around 5,000 people die each year in New Zealand because of smoking or second-hand smoke exposure. That’s 13 people a day.

It is not too late to quit.

Get help to quit

Ready to quit smoking? You don’t have to do it alone. There are many different options and products to help you.

Find your local stop smoking service

Find your local stop smoking service to help you on your quit journey.

Get tools and resources with Quitline

Contact Quitline on 0800 778 778 or by texting 4006.

Quitline can help you create a personalised quit smoking plan and send you a Quitpack with helpful information and a Quitcard. Take the Quitcard to your local pharmacy to get subsidised nicotine patches, gum and lozenges. Connect with others on a smokefree journey by starting a Quitblog.

Visit the Quitline tools website

Get a free quit coach with Breakfree to Smokefree

Find out more on smokefree.org.nz

Stop Smoking medicines

Medicines like nicotine replacement therapy can make it easier for you to stop smoking. The medicines work by easing your withdrawal symptoms.

Read more on our Stop smoking medicines page.

Presented by Dr Hayden McRobbie.

Presented by Dr Hayden McRobbie.

Our position on vaping 

  • Vaping is not for children or young people.
  • Vaping is not for non-smokers.
  • The best thing you can do for your health is be smokefree and vape free.
  • Vaping is not harmless but it is much less harmful than smoking.
  • Vaping can help some people quit smoking.

Find out more on the vaping facts website

Vaping, the facts from Health Promotion Agency on Vimeo.

Information about smoking

Explore interactive tools about tobacco-related health effects, costs and history. 

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