How do I get a free nicotine patch NZ?

You can ring, text, email or do it all online.

  1. Call Quitline free on 0800 778 778 or text 4006.
  2. At Quitline’s website, www.quit.org.nzpeople can register for free help, plus see how much money they are saving by quitting – there’s a ‘Quit Stats’ tool There’s also really good info about vaping to quit.

What is the best resource for quitting smoking?

Quit Lines

  • American Cancer Society (Quit for Life) 866-QUIT-4-LIFE (866-784-8454); 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and July 4)
  • American Lung Association (Lung HelpLine & Tobacco QuitLine)
  • National Cancer Institute (Smokefree.gov)
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (BeTobaccoFree)

What support agencies are there to help people that smoke?

Auckland DHB Smokefree Services

  • Phone. +64 9 307 4949.
  • Fax. +64 9 623 4654.
  • Mobile. +64 27 326 7334.
  • Email. [email protected]

What are three smokefree therapies available for smokers NZ?

The main treatment options are:

  • nicotine replacement products (such as chewing gum, lozenges, patches, inhaler and spray)
  • non-nicotine quit treatments (such as bupropion, varenicline and nortriptyline).

Can I use 2 nicotine patches at once?

Don’t wear two patches at once unless directed to do so by your healthcare provider. Over time (typically after 8 to 12 weeks), you should lower the dose with the goal of stopping use of the patch completely. The nicotine patch is typically worn for 24 hours. The patch can even be worn when showering or bathing.

When quitting smoking What are the side effects?

Side effects of quitting smoking

  • Headaches and nausea. Smoking affects every system in your body.
  • Tingling in hands and feet.
  • Coughing and sore throat.
  • Increased appetite and associated weight gain.
  • Intense cravings for nicotine.
  • Irritability, frustration, and anger.
  • Constipation.
  • Anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

How do I stop smoking ASAP?

13 Best Quit-Smoking Tips Ever

  1. Find Your Reason. To get motivated, you need a powerful, personal reason to quit.
  2. Prepare Before You Go ‘Cold Turkey’
  3. Consider Nicotine Replacement Therapy.
  4. Learn About Prescription Pills.
  5. Lean On Your Loved Ones.
  6. Give Yourself a Break.
  7. Avoid Alcohol and Other Triggers.
  8. Clean House.

What are the government doing to stop smoking?

This should include a range of measures, notably: a total ban on tobacco advertising and promotion; restrictions on smoking in public places and in the workplace; sustained increases in tobacco taxation combined with measures to curb smuggling; large, bold health warnings on tobacco products; smoking cessation and …

How can I give up smoking?

If you want to stop smoking, you can make small changes to your lifestyle that may help you resist the temptation to light up.

  1. Think positive.
  2. Make a plan to quit smoking.
  3. Consider your diet.
  4. Change your drink.
  5. Identify when you crave cigarettes.
  6. Get some stop smoking support.
  7. Get moving.
  8. Make non-smoking friends.

Does support help quit smoking?

Someone who feels supported is more likely to quit smoking for good. That’s why friends, family members, and significant others can play a big part in helping a person become smokefree.

What happens if I smoke a cigarette while on the patch?

Can I smoke with the patch on? No, and this is important! Smoking while wearing the nicotine patch can not only increase your addiction and tolerance to nicotine, but it also puts you at risk for nicotine toxicity. Having too much nicotine in the body can cause dangerous heart rhythm problems that could be fatal.