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How to become smokefree

Stopping smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health.

You will immediately get benefits when you quit, as your body starts to repair itself. It doesn't matter how old you are, quitting will help you live longer, improve the quality of your life, and save you thousands of dollars a year.

No one says quitting is easy, but every day people show it can be done.

You can find much more information and help to quit smoking by contacting Te Hā – Waitaha Stop Smoking Canterbury or Quitline.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Updated May 2017.

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Why can it be hard to quit?

Medicines that help you quit

Second-hand smoke

Protect your children from second-hand smoke

Smoking in pregnancy

Smoking information for youth & teens

More information about being smokefree

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