For people who smoke, quitting is the very best thing they can do for their health, and for the health of their whānau (especially their children), and friends.
Our Smokefree Support Service covers Rotorua, Taupō, Turangi and Mangakino to provide you, your whānau, friends and even workplaces with support, advice, tools and strategies to help you along your smokefree journey. We know quitting is hard and we aim to give you the best chance of being smokefree.
We deliver our service throughout Rotorua, Taupō, Turangi and Mangakino. Anyone living in these areas can access the service for FREE. You can arrange to visit us at any of our offices or we can come to you at your home, workplace or even a public, convenient place of your choice.
Our service is delivered using a kaupapa Māori framework, placing the whānau at the centre and providing a holistic service. We aim to meet your needs, so the delivery of our service is very flexible. We just ask one thing, we visit you face-to-face to get you signed up and again after you are smokefree for four weeks so that you qualify for the incentives. The rest is up to you; we can provide ongoing support face to face, group sessions, by phone or other platforms, you choose how often you receive support and you choose when you want to stop. Our job is to provide you with the information, support and tools (such as medicines and strategies) to help you take control of your quitting journey.
Group sessions are a great way to embark on your smokefree journey by meeting like-minded people and growing your supports. We have a range of groups available to suit your individual needs. Register now to book your spot on any of our groups.
Hine maia hine tu
This is a 6 week programme for wāhine and led by wāhine.
This group is held at Tipu Ora on a Thursday from 10.30am-12pm. Please call us for the current programme dates.
We have three groups open to anyone to join at any time. These groups held at Tipu Ora on the following days and times:
Monday 1030am – 1130am
Monday 4pm – 5pm
Thursday 530pm – 630pm
We can provide a specialist smokefree support programme for business/corporates wanting to support their workforce to become smokefree at no cost. If you have a group that would benefit from our service, please get in touch with us and we will design a interactive group programme to suit your needs.
While the health benefits of quitting are incentives themselves, we want to reward you for taking such a big step and stopping for you and your whānau!
If you remain smokefree for 4 weeks and complete a CO reading confirming you are smokefree, you will receive a $50 Kmart or Pak’n’Save voucher*
Hapū māmā can receive up to $200 in vouchers and a māmā gift pack after pēpi is born*
A hapū māmā support person can receive up to $100 in vouchers*
Hapū māmā incentive programme outline
$100 voucher for enrolled hapū māmā who reach 4 weeks smokefree (validated) at 15 weeks pregnant
$50 voucher for enrolled hapū māmā who reach or remain 4 weeks smokefree (validated) at 20 weeks pregnant
$50 voucher for hapū māmā who reach or remain 4 weeks smokefree (validated) at 30 weeks pregnant (prior to the arrival of pēpi)
Gift pack for māmā who have remain smokefree at 6 weeks post-birth
Hapū māmā support person incentive programme outline
$50 voucher for a support person of an enrolled hapū māmā who are both smokefree for 4 weeks at 15 weeks pregnant
$25 voucher for a support person of an enrolled hapū māmā who are both smokefree for 4 weeks at 20 weeks pregnant
$25 voucher for a support person of an enrolled hapū māmā who are both smokefree for 4 weeks at 30 weeks pregnant
Stop smoking medicines are a highly effective way of supporting your quit attempt. It is important you also receive the right advice about the best way to use these products so you get the best experience. Please discuss medicines with your stop smoking practitioner so they can help you work out what the best option for you is.
Check out this 50-second video below on why stop smoking medicines are a better approach to take than quitting cold turkey.
Fully subsidies NRT
We can provide you with a range of free, fully subsidised NET options which include Patches, Gum and Lozenges and show you how to use the products.
Alternative NRT options
Nicorette products such as an inhalator and quick mist can be purchased from pharmacies and supermarkets. We provide a subsidy for priority groups to access these products. Please discuss your needs with your practitioner.
Prescribed medicines such as Champix and Zyban
These medications can be prescribed from your GP and are subsidised. It is important this information is used correctly so if you are thinking about getting prescribed medicine have a chat to your stop smoking practitioner about your options. Our service has access to a doctor who can prescribe Champix following a video consultation, which means no doctor fees!
While we do not offer vaping as a form of stop smoking medicine we are able to provide you with a broad range of advice if you are thinking of using a vaping device to quit. If you quit using a vape you are still eligible for our incentive program.
Our practitioners will help you learn more about addiction, so you are best prepared for your quitting journey. Check out the cool video below to get started.