About this service
To help Aotearoa become smokefree by 2025, the Ministry of Health has introduced new, regional stop smoking services throughout New Zealand, which came into effect on 1 July 2016.
In the Auckland and Waitemata DHB regions, the Stop Smoking Service is being delivered collaboratively by ProCare, The Fono and Comprehensive Care- Asian Smokefree Communities.
The service is available to those people wanting to stop smoking who live, work, learn or play in the Auckland or Waitemata regions, which includes Central, East (to Panmure) and West Auckland, as well as the North Shore and up to Wellsford.
Stop Smoking Programme:
The Stop Smoking Service delivers a personalised programme enrolling people who have decided to stop smoking, helping them to set a ‘target quit date’ and work towards their smoke free goal.
Throughout the programme, they will be supported every step of the way by a coach. This includes face-to-face sessions, and phone support. The Stop Smoking Service works closely with Quitline, which can always be accessed for support over the phone if the coach isn’t available, eg in the evenings and weekends.
People can choose either group-based sessions where they’ll receive peer support as well as expert advice, or one-to-one coaching.
As well as behavioural support, part of the support provided in the programme could include nicotine replacement therapy/NRT (gum, patches, lozenges) and/or information on other smoking cessation medications.
Carbon monoxide (CO) readings are taken to measure the progress that’s been made, which has hopefully resulted in the person becoming smokefree!
Referral Form: https://readysteadyquit.indici.nz/
All referrals would be with the consent of the person/patient.
Services at this location
- Stop Smoking Support