Stopping smoking can be tricky but as these success stories show, people on the West Coast are doing it all the time! You can do it to – just contact us and we’ll make a stop smoking plan just for you (we can even feature your success story on this website if you’d like!)


$50 a week better off after quitting a 30-year habit

Greymouth mum Catherine Jermyn has kicked her smoking habit of thirty years.

“Financially I knew I just couldn’t keep smoking - every week I was blowing $50 a week on smokes. I was definitely ready to quit,” says Catherine.

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Teaming up to kick the habit

Nikki and Robbie’s first step towards becoming smokefree was clicking on a Oranga Hā - Tai Poutini: Stop Smoking West Coast Facebook advert.

Stop smoking coach Trish Hunt soon got in touch and the rest is history.

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"I really wanted to set a good example to my daughter"

Twenty-year-old West Coaster Tazmin Houghton quit smoking because she wanted to set a good example for her daughter. 

“I really wanted to set a good example to my daughter by quitting and staying that way. I don’t want her ever to start smoking,” says Tazmin.

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If you or someone you know would like help to quit, register here online or phone 0800 456 121.