Support is needed when facing challenges, none more so than when quitting smoking.
Nobody will pretend quitting cigarettes is easy. But you can look at it this way: if you smoke, you've got the chance to do the one thing shown to make the biggest positive impact on your health – quitting.
If you want to quit, you will increase your chances of success if you use a quit smoking treatment together with a support programme. Quit smoking treatment only deal with the physical dependence. To get the most benefit, you’ll need other supports that help with the psychological (emotional and mental) part of quitting, such as a face-to-face support, phone support, etc. There are many free services available to help you.
- Quitline Call Quitline on 0800 778 778. Quitline is a free quit smoking helpline. andfind out about the support and information they offer, including low cost quit smoking treatments and more.
- Smokefree Contact ServicesIn this online directory you will find regional contacts.
- Register by phone or online for Quitline's Txt2Quit service and you'll be sent texts in English or Te Reo Maori to motivate you as you quit.
- Quitline support blog Building a support network is an important factor for success when making any change, none more so than when quitting smoking. Quitline has set up a quit support blog where people can share their experiences of quitting.
Ready Steady Quit – Freephone 0800 500 601
- Free, face-to-face, four-week programme that gives people who want to quit the support they need to stop.
- For anyone living, studying or working in North, West or Central Auckland.
- For those that prefer the support of others on the journey, group sessions are available.