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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 feel 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 through Quitline and the South Canterbury DHB Smokefree links below.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed July 2016.

In this section

Why it can 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 teens & young adults

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