Te Hā - Waitaha offers free stop smoking support to anyone in Canterbury

Te Hā - Waitaha has a hub in Christchurch with Quit Coaches based in Māori, Pasifika and rural community organisations across Canterbury. We run group clinics in various locations and also provide individual support.

Our Quit Coaches work with you and your whānau to find ways that can make quitting easier.

Specific support is available to you if you are Māori, Pacific, pregnant or living with a pregnant woman.

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How we work

After you or your whānau register for support, a Quit Coach will contact you to discuss how we can best help. We will work with you to set a quit date, and provide ongoing support so you can stay smokefree.

We can tailor a smokefree programme that works for you after an initial face-to-face conversation. This programme will include more face-to-face sessions or follow-up by phone or both.

You’ll also be able to access FREE Nicotine Replacement Therapy – patches, gum and lozenges – as well as customised support.


Vaping to quit? Register for ongoing support from Te Hā – Waitaha.

Commit to quit on World Smokefree Day

World Smokefree Day (31st May) is about celebrating and working towards smokefree/ auahi kore lives for New Zealanders.

The theme for 2021 is Commit to Quit. Join others to take action and commit to quit or support someone who is going to commit to quit.

Let’s get behind our whānau to make Smokefree by 2025 their reality.

Find out more about the World Smokefree Day, including resources you can use.