Help and support

Support is a big part of quitting smoking. Quitline is a nationwide phone or online service, and there are local stop smoking services for face-to-face support.



Quitline is a 24/7, phone and online, nationwide service of Quit Advisors who work with smokers to help make a plan to quit.

Phone or text

Call Quitline free on 0800 778 778 or text 4006.


Join the Quitline blog or facebook page for online support from others going through the same thing.


You can register free on the website for supportive phone calls and regular text messages, with tips to keep on track.

Worth a good go

People who use Quitline’s services and support are more likely to successfully quit than those who try to quit alone.

Local stop smoking services

Local stop smoking services are there to help people face-to-face with support, tools and advice. Call or email to get in touch.

North Island

Toki Rau Stop Smoking Services Northland
0508 TOKIRAU (0508 8654 728)

Auckland & Waitematā
Ready, Steady, Quit
0800 500 601

Counties Manukau Health Living Smokefree
0800 569 568

Waikato and Tairāwhiti
Once and For All Stop Smoking Service
0800 Once4All (0800 6623 4255)

Bay of Plenty
Hāpainga Stop Smoking Service
0800 HĀPAINGA (0800 427 246)

Taranaki Stop Smoking Service
06 759 7314

Taupo & Rotorua
Manaaki Ora Smokefree Support Service
0800 348 2400

Ngā Taura Tūhono – Whanganui Stop Smoking Service
0800 200 249

Hawke's Bay
Te Haa Matea
0800 300 377

MidCentral - Palmerston North
Te Ohu Auahi Mutunga
0800 40 50 11

Wellington, Wairarapa, and Kāpiti Coast
Takiri Mai Te Ata
0800 WAN AKP (0800 926 257)

South Island

Nelson Marlborough
Stop Smoking Service Nelson Marlborough
0800 NO SMOKE (0800 667 665)

West Coast
Oranga Hā - Tai Poutini: Stop Smoking West Coast or
0800 456 121

Te Hā - Waitaha Stop Smoking Canterbury
0800 425 700

South Canterbury
South Canterbury Stop Smoking Services – District Health Board
0800 542 527

Southern Stop Smoking Service
0800 925 242