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Governor-General Becomes First Quitline Patron

Thursday, 8 December 2011, 3:48 pm | The Quit Group

The Quit Group, which runs the national stop smoking service Quitline, is pleased to announce that His Excellency Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae, GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand has become the organisation’s ... More >>

Teenagers Unite To Issue Challenge To Smokers

Thursday, 9 June 2011, 5:38 pm | The Quit Group

Over 120 teenagers united in Wellington’s Civic Square this morning (9 June) to challenge smokers to quit as part of a public this Matariki ceremony organised by Quitline. More >>

Quitline Launches New Online Quit Smoking Tools

Friday, 27 May 2011, 4:13 pm | The Quit Group

Quitline has launched a range of new online support tools to coincide with this year’s World Smokefree Day (Tuesday 31 May). The tools include an interactive QuitCoach which gives users customised ideas and suggestions tailored to them. The free tools ... More >>

More New Zealanders Are Now Free From Tobacco

Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 4:27 pm | The Quit Group

A year after the introduction of the three-staged tobacco tax increase, new research from The Quit Group confirms that the tax increase resulted in a surge of New Zealanders attempting to quit smoking, with many still quit six months later. More >>

The Quit Group Celebrates Government Commitment

Tuesday, 15 March 2011, 12:02 pm | The Quit Group

National stop-smoking organisation, The Quit Group, applauds the Government’s commitment to making New Zealand essentially a smokefree nation by 2025 and to halving smoking prevalence by 2015. More >>

New Ad Campaign Triggers Even More Calls to Quitline

Friday, 14 January 2011, 3:56 pm | The Quit Group

It has been a busy new year for the Quitline with 3468 calls in the first 12 days of January. Over 65% of the calls were from people who had not used the Quitline’s services before. The highest number of daily calls and website hits was recorded ... More >>

Tobacco tax increase helped 93% more Kiwis to Quit

Wednesday, 17 November 2010, 10:55 am | The Quit Group

More New Zealanders have successfully given up smoking as a direct result of the April tobacco tax increase according to research released by New Zealand’s national smoking cessation support organisation, The Quit Group. More >>

The Quit Group praises Select Commitee report

Wednesday, 3 November 2010, 11:21 am | The Quit Group

The Quit Group praises Māori Affairs Select Committee for holding the tobacco industry accountable More >>

Quit Group Praises Tobacco Report

Wednesday, 3 November 2010, 11:12 am | The Quit Group

The Maori Affairs Select Committee's report on the tobacco industry in Aotearoa is a landmark document which at last holds the tobacco industry accountable for the role it plays in causing both sickness and early death among Maori," according to ... More >>

The Quit Group welcomes funding anti-smoking aid

Thursday, 28 October 2010, 11:23 am | The Quit Group

New Zealand’s national smoking cessation support organisation, The Quit Group has welcomed today’s announcement that Champix® will be fully funded from 1 November 2010. More >>

Cold turkey – cold comfort for some?

Tuesday, 15 September 2009, 5:32 pm | The Quit Group

As pressure mounts on the government to toughen up against tobacco, cessation experts are urging ministers to ensure the public understands the nature of nicotine addiction – and how to quit. Paula Snowden, Chief Executive of The Quit Group, which runs ... More >>

Tributes to TV’s Adrian, an ex-smoker dead

Wednesday, 26 August 2009, 11:33 am | The Quit Group

Television adverts featuring an ex-smoker who had his tongue removed due to mouth cancer are to be shown again as a tribute following his death this month. Since mid-2008 Adrian Pilkington, 53, had fronted a series of television adverts encouraging smokers ... More >>

Pregnant smokers told: It’s never too late to quit

Monday, 22 June 2009, 11:53 am | The Quit Group

Pregnant women who smoke are being told that it’s never too late to quit to help their baby’s health. A new television advertising campaign, run by respected smoking cessation service the Quitline, is focusing on New Zealand’s 50,000 pregnant women ... More >>

ACC director to take the reins at The Quit Group

Thursday, 28 May 2009, 9:57 am | The Quit Group

Smoking cessation charity The Quit Group, which runs the successful Quitline, has appointed a new Chief Executive – only the second leader of the organisation in its 11 year history. Paula Snowden, currently Director Maori and Community Relations ... More >>

The Quit Group helps record numbers

Monday, 28 July 2008, 4:37 pm | The Quit Group

The Quit Group, the government funded national smoking cessation service dealt with almost 44,000 people wanting to quit smoking during the past year. The Quit Group is a charitable trust set up to run quit smoking programmes nationally to reduce ... More >>

Thousands More Want to Quit Smoking

Friday, 30 May 2008, 11:18 am | The Quit Group

It’s all about trying to quit smoking – and the more you try the more you are likely to succeed. And the dramatic drop in smoking shown in figures released by the government today show that this is just what smokers are doing. More >>

New support for quitting smoking

Thursday, 31 January 2008, 12:37 am | The Quit Group

New government support for smokers wanting to quit will make it much easier and cheaper for them to access support from their local doctor or other health professional, according to The Quit Group. More >>

New quit smoking email support

Wednesday, 5 September 2007, 10:05 am | The Quit Group

In a presentation to the international Oceania Tobacco Control Conference in Auckland today, Hayden Sanders from The Quit Group said the new email service aims to help people quit and stay quit for longer. More >>

1000 people quit online

Monday, 30 July 2007, 2:50 pm | The Quit Group

About 1000 people who want to quit smoking have joined the online quit community at since it started a year ago. More >>

Drop in age of people quitting smoking

Thursday, 14 June 2007, 1:57 pm | The Quit Group

The age of people quitting smoking in New Zealand is dropping, according to new Quit Group research. The study, published today in The New Zealand Medical Journal, looked at trends in the types of smokers calling the Quitline, a national free-phone smoking ... More >>