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Tipu Ora - Stop Smoking Service

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Stop Smoking Medicines and Tools

Programme Areas

Smoking cessation

Programme Type

Face to face smoking cessation



Age Groups

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

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Call us directly at the location nearest you.


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.

 Fully subsidised NRT

We can provide you with a range of free, fully subsidised NRT 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.

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This page was last updated at 3:10PM on October 1, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Tipu Ora - Stop Smoking Service.