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Free Stop Smoking Service helping Smokers to Quit

Free Stop Smoking Service helping Smokers to Quit

Press release, Takiri Mai Te Ata Regional Stop smoking Service

A free Stop smoking service set up to help Wellington, Hutt Valley, Kapiti, Porirua and Wairarapa Communities whanau to quit smoking is up and running.

Tākiri Mai te Ata is a collective of seven health, education, justice and social service providers, in the Wellington, Porirua and the Hutt Valley regions that have been working together for over 45 years and has been awarded the contract by the Ministry of Health to deliver a Smokefree service for the Wellington, Hutt Valley, Kapiti, Porirua and Wairarapa regions.

Takiri Mai te Ata Regional Stop Smoking Service through their three service providers, Kokiri Marae Aukati Kai Paipa Regional Stop Smoking Service provides cessation services in the Hutt Valley, Wellington, Porirua up to Kapiti Coast. Pacific Health and Social Services provide services to Pacific Whanau. Whai Ora Whanui provides cessation services to the whole of the Wairarapa, employing expert staff dedicated to helping people across the regions to become Smokefree.

Manager Catherine Manning says the service provides a more intensive, personalised and effective smoke free support working with whanau and is available to anyone wanting to quit smoking, offering face-to-face and 24-hour phone support. The quit coaches will support you through a 6-week program and provide free nicotine patches, lozenges and/or gum.

“New Zealand has a goal to be smoke free by 2025 and we’ve been set up to help ensure our communities will get there together. Supports the Governments goal by 2025,” says Catherine Manning and together we will get there not just to achieve the government’s goal but more importantly it’s the best thing you can give your children is “a Smokefree you.”

Takiri Mai Te Ata Stop Smoking service is free and tailored to what works best for individuals and the Whanau.

“The first thing we do with our clients is meet with them face-to-face and set a quit date. Once we’ve set a quit date we work intensively with them to help them achieve their goal and support them to remain smoke free.

“We know trying to give up smoking is hard but with the right support you are much more likely to be successful,” says Catherine Manning

An individual stop smoking programme could include ongoing face-to-face meetings, texting, videoing, skyping, emails, As well as customised support; clients can also access free Nicotine Replacement Therapy patches, gum and lozenges.

Everyone who signs up to start their Smokefree journey by the end of February, and who remains Smokefree for one month, will go into the draw to win one of Two $250 Pak N Save vouchers.

To start your Smokefree journey with Takiri Mai Te Ata go to www.takirimai.org.nz  or phone 0800 926 257

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