Smoking is the single most avoidable risk factor for complications in pregnancy and long term health problems for your child. More than 5000 New Zealander’s die each year from cigarette smoke and the effects of secondhand smoke exposure.
If you would like to quit there support available.
Quitting smoking using a subsidised product and support from a health professional, can double your chances of quitting.
Ministry of Health Smoking Target for Primary Care
“90% of enrolled patients who smoke will be provided with advice and help to quit by a health professional”
Marlborough Primary Health and it’s affiliated General Practices are committed to supporting more smokers make more quit attempts more often.
When you visit your Doctor, Nurse or Health Provider you can expect to be:
Asked if you smoke
Be offered brief advice
Be offered support, or referred to Cessation support to quit.
For information on the Stop Smoking Service for Nelson Marlborough: