Stopping smoking is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make for your health and your finances, especially in these uncertain times. If you’re ready to stop smoking, we’re ready to help.
We provide free stop smoking support in 14 general practices across Te Tai Tokerau. Those practices are:
Our stop smoking service offers:
If you prefer your GP can also refer you to a specialist community stop smoking practitioner, for more information visit the Toki Rau website here.
Manaakitia te māhuri he tupuna kei roto – Nothing is more important than giving new life. Nurture and take care of the future that grows within, for one day they will stand as the ancestors of tomorrow.
When you smoke, poisons enter your bloodstream, then pass through the (whenua) placenta to baby. These poisons harm your baby’s health. This puts baby at risk of numerous problems including Sudden Unexplained Death in Infancy (SUDI), glue ear, asthma and leukemia.
You can use nicotine patches, gum or lozenges when you are pregnant. These will help ease the cravings.
Staying quit after baby is born is still important. The first six weeks is a time many women find challenging. Even if you don’t smoke around baby, poisons from cigarettes will stay in your clothes and hair. Baby will be exposed to these.
Northland District Healthboard Services:Hapu Wānanga ki Te Taitokerau
Nga Tatai Ihorangi, hapu mama antenatal and wellness wananga coaches can personalize your smokefree experience, as well as Wananga with other hapu whanau - supporting your journey to wellness.
Find them on Facebook (facebook.com/temataomua)
Register for wananga on https://community.northlanddhb.org.nz/hapu-wananga-registration/