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.

QuitStrong: Supporting you to become smokefree

Most people who smoke want to give up, but they need help and support to have the best chance at becoming smokefree

QuitStrong celebrates that many people do become smokefree and that the support of others can help.

The campaign also seeks to tackle the reality that many quit attempts are not successful. QuitStrong promotes better ways to quit by linking people to support and tools that can increase their chances of giving up the smokes for good.

QuitStrong is a partnership between the Ministry of Health, Te Hiringa Hauora/ Health Promotion Agency and Quitline.