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.

Drive Smokefree for Tamariki: Supporting smokefree cars

This campaign from the Health Promotion Agency contributes to changing the culture of smoking in cars with kids by reinforcing social norms, with the goal of stopping the practice.

Younger children are vulnerable to the effects of second-hand smoke, which accumulates in vehicles even when windows are open and reaches much higher levels than other settings. Children have little or no ability to influence smokers or avoid the situation.

The campaign also raises awareness about the upcoming law change. It will be illegal to smoke or vape in a vehicle that has children under 18-years-old in it (whether the vehicle is moving or not) from 28th November 2021.

Find out more about the Drive Smokefree for Tamariki campaign.