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

Our Stop Smoking Practitioners 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.

After you or your whānau register for support, a Stop Smoking Practitioner 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 stop smoking 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.

Get support during COVID-19 to become smokefree

People who smoke are generally at a higher risk of complications like pneumonia from respiratory infections such as COVID-19. Reduce your risk by stopping smoking. This is something proactive you can do to take control and protect yourself and your whānau.

Doing this now will have immediate benefits for your lungs, and help strengthen your immune system to ward off infections.

Stopping smoking is not easy. It’s important to know you are not on your own. Te Hā – Waitaha Stop Smoking Canterbury is here to help if you wish to give up.

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