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.
Stop Smoking Services Nelson Marlborough – Free support to support your quitting journey.
Ph: 0800 667 665
Quitline – Free support via phone, txt, and email
Ph: 0800 778 778
Local libraries – for helpful books and DVDs
Some community pharmacists can provide funded nicotine replacement therapy (nicotine gum, patches or lozenges) without a prescription. This will attract a $5 co-payment. Some pharmacists or pharmacies also offer behaviour support services as well, others will refer you to the local stop smoking service or Quitline.
Vaping Products – Information for Stop Smoking Services