We encourage our patients to stop smoking, as this is known to result in a healthier lifestyle and provide overall health benefits.
Our nurses are trained to advise you on smoking cessation and can also refer you to the Southern Stop Smoking Service who provide free support and advice, nicotine patches, gum and lozenges. This service is available on a regular basis at Wanaka Lakes Health Centre.
We are able to offer practical strategies as well as subsidized medications and nicotine replacement.
Talk to us, or visit http://www.quit.org.nz/ or phone 0800 778 778.