Auckland DHB Smokefree Services
Public Service, Other, Cancer Network Group, Mental Health & Addictions
Your GP can also prescribe NRT at the subsidised rate of $5.00 per item for 8 weeks supply (NRT - Nicotine Replacement Therapy).
GPs can also prescribe non nicotine based stop smoking medication. There are 2 medications that are fully subsidised: Zyban and Norpress. And there is one that is subsidised but only when certain criteria are met; it is called Champix and has a good associated quit rate.
Many GP practices and medical centres have trained stop smoking nurses who can support you to quit and follow you up. In some cases there is no charge for this and in other practices there is a nominal fee.
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