Nelson Marlborough Health is committed to providing a healthy environment for our patients, staff and visitors. This is why all of our facilities are smokefree.

This means you cannot smoke anywhere on-site – inside or out. This includes the use of e-cigarettes (vaping).

How will I cope being smokefree in hospital?

We have dedicated Quit Coaches who are available to start you on your smokefree journey and help you to stay smokefree.

If you do not want to stop smoking, our staff will support you to be smokefree while you are in hospital or other Nelson Marlborough Health facilities.

We can provide nicotine replacement therapy (eg patches or gum) to reduce the severity of some of the symptoms people experience when they can't smoke, such as cravings, irritability and restlessness. 

Want help to quit smoking?

We know that most people who smoke want to quit and that it can be a hard journey. Talking to your doctor, nurse, midwife or the 24-hour Quitline about your smoking is a great first step.​

We also have two free services for people in the Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions that are designed to give you the best chance of becoming, and staying, smokefree.

Read about these free services.