South Canterbury Stop Smoking Services

Smoking is the leading cause of death in the world. Tobacco is a major risk factor for lung disease, heart disease and cancer. We are committed to promoting a smoke-free environment and supporting those who do smoke to improve their health.


The Stop Smoking Service provides behavioural support throughout your quitting journey. Support can be Face to Face, by Text, by Phone or by Email. We are able to advise on different methods of subsidised and unsubsidised medications. We also offer:

  • Group Based support in Timaru or as otherwise requested e.g workplaces.
  • The Pregnant Mama-Stop Smoking Incentive Programme, which aims to support pregnant women to become and stay smoke-free.

Timaru Hospital 
Queen Street
Timaru, 7910

Woollcombe House
18 Woollcombe St 
Timaru, 7910

Walk ins welcome

Contact Information

Smokefree Team: 0800 542 527
TXT: 027 463 3427
Facebook: kickashsouthcanterbury

Referral Information

Referrals are accepted from all health professionals and community services. You can also refer yourself.