Tools to help you Quit smoking

We're here to help you beat your smoking addiction. This is a guide to our free services and support.

Quit Plan

Make a plan to help you quit smoking and stay smokefree.

To use the online Quit Plan, you need to register.

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Quit Blogs

Join the blog community and get support from others quitting smoking.

The blog community is a forum for New Zealanders who have quit, want to quit and are quitting now. You can share your story and read those of others on the same journey. The blog community will connect you to support from others who know what it's like to quit smoking.

With just over 30,000 registered members, it's a popular support tool that operates 24/7. To join the blog community, you first need to register.

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Quit Stats

See how much money you're saving with your very own real-time Quit Stats.

By entering the number of cigarettes or amount of tobacco you smoke, we'll tell you how much money you've saved after you quit. We'll email this to you every week in a ‘Quit Tip' email. You will also see your Quit Stats whenever you login to this website. The dollars-saved add up fast!

'My Quit Stats' also keep track of how many days you've been smokefree and the total number of cigarettes you HAVEN'T smoked since you quit. It's a way of giving you a pat on the back and will help keep you motivated on your journey to quit smoking.

Here's an example of what your Quit Stats will look like:

So we can calculate your Quit Stats, you first need to register.

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Quitline

Call the Quitline 0800 778 778 for free advice and non-judgmental support to quit smoking.

Quitline Opening Hours

Monday8.00am - 9.30pm
Tuesday8.00am - 9.30pm
Wednesday8.00am - 9.30pm
Thursday8.00am - 9.30pm
Friday8.00am - 9.30pm
SaturdayClosed
Sunday10.00am - 7.30pm

A Quitline advisor will work with you to create a quit smoking plan that works for you. The advisor will help you understand the smoking addiction – you will identify the reasons why you smoke and come up with new ways to cope.

The Quitline advisor will give you suggestions to beat cravings and help you understand what's going to happen as you stop smoking. They will help you set a date to stop smoking – your Quit Date.

You will also be sent a Quit Pack containing supportive information as well as your Quit Cards. Quit Cards can be taken to your local pharmacy and used to get subsidised nicotine patches, gum and lozenges.

If you've called us before and had a relapse feel free to call us again. We're here to help no matter where you are on your journey to becoming smokefree.

Call the Quitline 0800 778 778.

Txt2Quit

With Txt2Quit we'll send you quitting tips and support straight to your mobile.

Txting and quitting smoking is a logical match. How common is it to see someone outside smoking and Txting? Heaps of people do this and almost everyone has a mobile, so Txt2Quit is a way to help you quit smoking using your mobile. Getting txt messages can help keep your motivation up and give you advice and support as you quit.

Sign up for Txt2Quit and we'll send you free txts to support you while you are quitting. Txt2Quit runs for three months and suitable for people of any age. If your language preference is Maori we can send you txts in Te Reo. This service is only available to people living in New Zealand, and global roaming charges may also apply if you travel outside the country.

You can sign up online, or call Quitline on 0800 778 778.

For more information, see:
Using Txt2Quit
Txt2Quit FAQ

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Nicotine patches, gum and lozenges

It's never been cheaper to quit. Get nicotine patches, gum or lozenges for $5.

Using nicotine patches, gum and lozenges for eight weeks can double your chances of quitting.

Patches, gum and lozenges work by replacing some of the nicotine you usually get from cigarettes. They will reduce your withdrawal symptoms. Using patches, gum and lozenges is much safer than smoking - serious side effects are uncommon.

You can use as much nicotine replacement as you need to take away cravings – but it's still good to think about how to beat your habits and emotions associated with smoking addiction.

Some medical conditions require specialist advice on using nicotine patches, gum and lozenges. If any of the following applies to you, please call the Quitline:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You are a diabetic on insulin
  • You are taking medication for a mental health condition
  • You weigh less than 45 kilos (7 stone)
  • You have had a heart attack, stroke or severe angina in the last two weeks.

Otherwise, you can order subsidised nicotine patches, gum and lozenges online. An 8 week supply of one of these products costs around $5. Without the subsidy an 8 week supply of these products could cost you over $200. To get your subsidised nicotine products you first need to register.

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