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Stop Smoking Service - Auckland & Waitemata

The Fono in partnership with ProCare and Ngati Whatua Orakei Whai Maia Limited, are pleased to have the opportunity to deliver the new, regional Stop Smoking Service in the Auckland & Waitemata DHB regions. Supporting people to be smokefree is the aim of the service.

ProCare spokesperson, Chief Operating Officer Dennis Baty said: "We know that Maori and Pacific are greatly over-represented when it comes to death rates from smoking, so we’ll be working hard to reach and support these priority groups, as well as pregnant women."

As a primary and community-based care provider, we are in an ideal position to identify those people who smoke, encourage them to quit and connect them with relevant services for support.

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in New Zealand, and all too often we see the damaging effects smoking has on people and their whanau.

This is why The Fono is committed to delivering a high quality, customer-centric, flexible and accessible service that will help people stop smoking. We will also be working closely with Hāpai Te Hauora (Hāpai), the national advocacy body for tobacco control.

When the service was being developed people who smoked were asked what they wanted and what would help them quit. Choice is a key component of the programme, giving people the option of group-based sessions, which offer peer support and expert advice, or one-to-one coaching. In each case, the person undertaking the 4-week programme will be supported every step of the way by a qualified coach.

For the first few months the service will be in transition, but we are taking calls now. When people decide to stop smoking we want to make sure there is help at hand to support them through their quit journey.

Find out more

Stop Smoking Service

Stop Smoking Resources 

Fact Sheet

Frequently Asked Questions