Stopping smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health – and for your friends and whanau.
Effects of smoking
Find out how smoking affects your body:
Vaping, while it doesn’t include some of the toxic substances that tobacco has, it still has harmful effects on your body. Learn more about vaping.
Help with quitting
The following websites have helpful information and advice if you want to quit smoking.
If you are ready to quit smoking, Quitline can support you with a plan designed to help you beat the smoking addiction. You can call Quitline on 0800 778 778 or text 4006 to access support. Or check out their website which has a range of up to date information which can help you quit including reasons to quit and staying quit. There are also success stories of real people who have quit and many blogs so you can read about other people’s progress. Quitting smoking is one of the best decisions you will ever make, so go for it and good luck!
Time to quit
Free booklet Time to quit has information for smokers thinking about quitting or giving up cigarettes and nicotine.
The Otago Polytechnic has a smoke-free policy to enable everyone to study in a clean, healthy environment.