How to quit smoking
There are many entry points for support to stop smoking – your GP, midwife, Quitline – but you might find it easiest to use the Stop Smoking service or Pepi First service.
These services are free to all smokers in the Nelson Marlborough region, available in partnership between the Nelson Marlborough Health Public Health Service, Te Piki Oranga, Nelson Bays Primary Health and Kimi Hauora Wairau.
It may take a few tries but you are more likely to remain smokefree with help from a quitting service and support from friends and family. You can have more than one service support you on this journey. For example, you could use both Pepi First for one-on-one support and nicotine replacement therapy and Quitline for the 24/7 helpline and supportive online forum.
Nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum and lozenges) offered through the services have been shown to double your chance of quitting.
The free Stop Smoking service is designed to give you the best chance of quitting and staying smoke-free.
The free Pepi First service is specifically for pregnant women. It includes incentives to encourage you on your journey to becoming smoke-free.
Page last updated: 18/05/2017