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Let’s Hear It For The Quitters On World Smokefree Day

Monday, 31 May 2021, 6:15 am | Quitline

Quitline congratulates the 10,000 people who enrolled in the Service in the last year, and especially the 25 percent of those who successfully stopped smoking! Quitline Service Delivery Manager Jordan Taiaroa says that as many of the Service's support ... More >>

Right Support Critical For Helping Smokers Quit

Friday, 1 January 2021, 6:26 am | Quitline

Quitline clinical lead Lyndy Matthews says if we want to help friends and family achieve their New Year quit smoking resolutions, we may need to change the way we support them. Almost 26,000 smokers reached out to Quitline for help in the year ... More >>

Quitline launches text support service

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 9:48 am | Quitline

It’s now even easier to get help and support from Quitline via text anytime, anywhere. Texting is a convenient way to communicate and for some makes for an easy first step when reaching out for help. Anyone can free text to enrol in a quit smoking program, ... More >>

Quitline: We won't quit on you!

Friday, 22 December 2017, 7:50 pm | Quitline

Quitline is preparing for an influx of callers due to the 10% tobacco tax increase, which comes into effect on Monday, 1 January 2018. More >>

Quitline supports decision to legalise nicotine e-cigarettes

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 1:38 pm | Quitline

Today Associate Minister of Health, Hon Nicky Wagner has announced that Government are taking the proactive step of legalising nicotine e-cigarettes, a move which Quitline ( www.quit.org.nz ) is pleased to hear and support wholeheartedly. More >>

Data shows top reasons for quitting smoking

Sunday, 1 January 2017, 1:52 pm | Quitline

Data shows top reasons for quitting smoking. Quitline ( www.quit.org.nz ) has today revealed the top five reasons New Zealanders who contacted Quitline decided to give up smoking in 2016. Nearly half stated they wished to improve their overall health ... More >>

World Smokefree Day on 31 May is all about whānau

Monday, 30 May 2016, 5:24 pm | Quitline

World Smokefree Day is all about whānau this year, and whānau is the reason Jordan Taiaroa decided to quit smoking. More >>

Getting help to quit smoking

Sunday, 3 January 2016, 4:24 pm | Quitline

Made the resolution to quit smoking in 2016? Prompted by the tax increase? Get in touch with Quitline. People who use Quitline’s services and support are five times more likely to successfully quit than those who try to quit alone. More >>

Quitline Celebrates its 40,000 Quitters

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 12:39 pm | Quitline

This World Smokefree Day (Sunday 31 May) Quitline is paying special tribute to the 40,000 New Zealanders who sign up to quit smoking with the service every year. More >>

Don’t Quit on Quitting

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 4:53 pm | Quitline

New Zealand’s leading cessation service Quitline believes the smokefree target for 2025 is achievable with increased efforts to help smokers quit and stay quit. More >>

Quitline Launches New Ads in Successful Crayons Campaign

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 3:51 pm | Quitline

The Crayons campaign, which went to air in August 2014, has been one of Quitline’s most successful ever, leading to a 29.1% increase in demand for the Quitline service. The quit smoking service has now launched a new series of television advertisements ... More >>

Over 1,500 Sign up to Quit in First Week of January

Friday, 9 January 2015, 4:33 pm | Quitline

Quitline has reported a very busy start to 2015 with 1,685 New Zealanders signing up to use its quitting support services in the first seven days of January. More >>

Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 – will you be smokefree in 10 years

Thursday, 1 January 2015, 12:41 pm | Quitline

The goal of a Smokefree Aotearoa 2025, whereby less than five per cent of the population smokes, is just 10 years away. In the last 10 years, Quitline has supported almost half a million New Zealanders to quit smoking and the organisation plans to help ... More >>

Quitline Poised For Surge In Quit Calls

Tuesday, 30 December 2014, 10:31 am | Quitline

Quitline Poised For Surge In Quit Calls While most New Zealanders will be taking a well-deserved break on New Year’s Day, Quitline’s Wellington office expects to be a hive of activity as staff support smokers to beat their addiction. More >>

Maori, Proud And Smokefree

Monday, 5 May 2014, 3:38 pm | Quitline

Maori, Proud And Smokefree Winnie Tanginui knows the effects smoking has on an unborn child which is why she quit smoking during both pregnancies. Through Quitline, Me Mutu, Winnie is now represented in the decreasing Māori smoking rates and enjoying ... More >>

Protect our Children from Second-hand Smoke

Saturday, 1 March 2014, 10:57 am | Quitline

National Children’s Day (Sunday 2 March) is an opportunity for parents and whānau to focus on protecting children from second-hand smoke says Quitline. Research shows that there is no safe level of exposure to second-hand smoke and those who are exposed ... More >>

Former smokers save over four hundred thousand dollars

Monday, 3 February 2014, 5:01 pm | Quitline

On Saturday 1 February members of Quitline’s blogging community took part in a ‘Quit Stats Count-up’ where they posted their quitting statistics to Quitline’s blog . Over 100 former smokers posted details of how many days they had been smokefree, ... More >>

Quitline Launches New Hard Hitting Campaign

Monday, 1 July 2013, 9:41 am | Quitline

Quitline Launches New Hard Hitting Campaign Hard realisations can be the trigger a smoker needs to quit. Today Quitline launches a new national advertising campaign , which features three real people – Sandy, Carl and Josie – who share the moments ... More >>

2000 People Signed Up With Quitline To Quit Smoking In Jan

Wednesday, 9 January 2013, 11:41 am | Quitline

2000 People Signed Up With Quitline To Quit Smoking In The First Week Of January More >>

Quitline ready for a busy New Year as people give up smoking

Monday, 31 December 2012, 12:53 pm | Quitline

Quitline expects an increase in calls from January 1 as people make their New Year’s resolution to ‘give up the smokes’, which will save their health, the health of their family and save them thousands of dollars a year. More >>





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