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Mental Health & Addictions Service, Cancer Network Group, Community Health


12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.


Quitline 0800 778 778

Programme Areas

Self help/ helpline, Smoking cessation

Programme Type

Helpline / self-help - smoking cessation


All of New Zealand

Age Groups

Youth / rangatahi, Adult / pakeke, Older adult / kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral


Quitline is committed to helping all New Zealanders quit smoking, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific peoples and pregnant women. Our free services are funded by the Ministry of Health.

People who smoke can access our support via telephone, text or online. We help clients to understand the three parts of their smoking addiction - chemical, emotional and habitual - and formulate strategies for beating these. To combat the chemical part of the addiction we provide subsidised nicotine patches, gum and lozenges.

In addition, to enable health professionals in the community to provide subsidised nicotine patches, gum and lozenges we coordinate the Quitcard programme.

Quitline is available 24 hours / 7 days a week by free texting 4006 or calling 0800 778 778 or visiting

Quitline is run as part of the National Telehealth Service. 


This service is completely free.


12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

Mon – Sunmidnight – midnight

24 hours / 7 days a week

Public Holidays: Open on all public holidays..

Services Provided


  • Addiction & relationship services


  • Support during treatment

Wellness / healthy lifestyle

  • Smoking cessation

Cancer Types

Lung, Others

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 8:39AM on April 21, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Quitline.