Want help to quit?

So you’re thinking about quitting? Fantastic.

We know that it is very hard to quit such an addictive thing as tobacco and you often need help to achieve your dream of being smokefree. We would like to help you find the right help for you.

Scroll through the following options and find what feels right for you.
 


Ngā Taura Tūhono Regional Stop Smoking Service

We are a free service available to the Whanganui community to help you achieve being smoke free. Although the process of quitting is a difficult one, the good news is that no matter how long you have been smoking or drinking too much alcohol for, you can experience major and immediate benefits when you quit smoking or cut down on the booze. Within just 20 minutes after your last cigarette, your body starts to repair itself.

 

We have free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) available, such as nicotine patches, lozenges and gum, to assist you with stopping smoking. These are very useful at helping to reduce the craving for a cigarette.

 

Our clinic sites include:

  • The Quit Clinic - 49 Ingestre St, Whanganui
  • Te Oranganui - 57 Campbell St, Whanganui
  • Marton
  • Taihape Health
  • Waimarino Health.

 

If you are a workplace, and want to have regular support for staff we would love to come to you.

 

Please get in touch on 0800 200 249.

 


Quitline
A free service which will help you quit smoking, stay quit or to continue to quit after a relapse.
 
They will send you out a quit card for fully subsidised nicotine patches, gum and lozenge. All you have to pay is a dispensing fee for each product.
 
You can talk with a quit coach on their 0800 line (0800 778 778), blog on their website or receive motivational messages via text message.
 
Quitline has an interactive website that provides quitter’s stories, information about quitting smoking, helpful hints and a blogging page.
 
You can sign up online at anytime, or by calling 0800 778 778.
Their call centre is open Monday to Friday 8am – 9.30pm, and Sunday 10am – 7.30pm. They are closed on Saturday.
 
Click here to find out more and/or register online
 
Ngati Apa
A service located in Marton and available for Marton, Ratana and Hauiti Whaiora/clients. Phone 06 327 5594.

 
Ngati Rangi Community Health Centre
Located in Ohakune phone 06 385 9580 or email admin.nrchc@clear.net.nz


ŌTaihape Māori Komiti
Located in Taihape phone 06 388 9129.
 
Te Puke Karanga Hauora
Located in the Waimarino Health Centre, Raetihi phone 06 385 5019 or email tpk-pip@clear.net.nz
   
All Medical Centres and GP services     
Your local medical centre and GP surgery can offer you full smoking cessation services. This can include nicotine patches, gum and lozenge but also the prescription only medications such as Zyban and Champix.
 
Make an appointment with the doctor or nurse to discuss what is best for you and which medication is appropriate to assist you in becoming smokefree. Charges may apply.