Call Quitline on 0800 778 778 or text 4006 for free advice and non-judgmental support to quit smoking.
A Quitline Advisor will help to create a quit smoking plan that works for you. The Advisor will help you understand the smoking addiction – you will identify the reasons why you smoke and come up with new ways to cope. You’ll get tips and suggestions on how to beat cravings.
Many Advisors are ex-smokers themselves and know what quitting is like. We’ll also send you a free Quit Pack with helpful info and a Quit Card. Quit Cards can be taken to your local pharmacy and redeemed to get subsidised nicotine patches, gum and lozenges. We’ll also follow up to see how you are getting on.
If you've contacted us before and started smoking again, feel free to call or text again. We're here to help no matter where you are on your journey to becoming smoke-free.
Open 24 hours a day
We know that cravings can strike at any time of the day or night, so you can contact us 24/7. If you need support during the times you normally smoke or just need help setting a plan for your quitting journey, give us a call on 0800 778 778 or text us on 4006. You can also access our supportive blogging community at any time at www.quit.org.nz/blogs.
We have interpreter services for 44 languages
If your first language is not English, we can arrange an interpreter to help support you to quit smoking in your native tongue. Forty four languages are covered including Te Reo, Samoan, Cook Island Māori, Tongan, Tokelauan, Mandarin, Hindi, Farsi, Tamil, Dari, French, Filipino and Cantonese. This service is available 24/7.
To access an interpreter:
- Call Quitline on 0800 778 778
- When the call is answered, let us know you'd like an interpreter and the language you wish to speak in
- It may take several minutes before an interpreter is available
- Once the interpreter is available, the Quitline support call can begin
- All subsequent support calls can be delivered with an interpreter