Waitaha Primary Health are proud to work in partnership with Te Hā Waitaha (Stop Smoking Canterbury) to help clients stop smoking and lead a healthier life.


We were proud to share with Gina and Carol, our two fantastic and hardworking Stop Smoking Practitioners (SSP) today that once again data has shown that they are leading the way with the number of ‘Quit Verified’ clients. Our SSPs cover a vast part of Canterbury from Kaikoura in the North to Ashburton in the South, from Methven out to Akaroa for our Enrolled Populations and the wider Kaikoura, Waimakariri, Selwyn and Ashburton populations.


Waitaha Primary Health recognises how important the SSPs are to our health system and that is why we fund beyond the contracted position we hold to ensure that we can support Canterbury to reach the Ministry’s ambitious Smokefree 2025 target.


“I could not be more proud of our SSPs.”  Craig Watson, Business Manager says. “Today’s results verify what we already knew, that Waitaha Primary Health General Practices and indeed the wider Canterbury Health System is extremely fortunate to have Gina and Carol working with them. The decision to quit is made by our clients, the support to make that happen comes from SSPs like Gina and Carol”

If you’d like to learn more about Te Hā Waitaha, visit www.stopsmokingcanterbury.org.nz/