This FREE service is available to Canterbury people who are wanting to stop smoking
The journey to stop smoking can be tough, so the service aims to make it as easy and as fun as possible by understanding what will work best for you. Whether your needs are cultural, health and wellbeing, whānau or social.
For example, we will come to where you are including your workplace, church, Marae, school, sports club, university or at home with whānau. We are happy to work with a group of whānau and friends or work individually with you.
Our sessions will support you to decide what is going to best support your stop smoking journey.
Watch to hear from Ōtautahi smokers
Ōtautahi smokers share stories of the harm caused by their addiction in the following short film, Community Voices, a Smoke-free Canterbury initiative, featuring our Smoke-Free practitioner Teresa Butler and her clients.
Teresa was nominated for the Tariana Turia Award for her mahi with and helping many whānau in a variety of different settings (i.e., Marae, medical centres, Salvation Army AOD services, factories, communities and in the whānau home). The Award recognises significant contributions to reducing the impact of tobacco on indigenous populations within the Oceania region, due to the massive inequity in harm from smoking within these groups.