The Cancer Society of New Zealand operates a phone service to provide answers and support to people diagnosed with cancer, and their friends and family. They can help with answer questions about treatment and its effects and provide emotional support when things get tough. Call the free service on 0800 CANCER (226 237) Monday to Friday, 8.30am–5pm. Information is also available at cancernz.org.nz.
The Quit Group runs smoking cessation programmes in New Zealand. For free advice and non-judgmental support to quit smoking contact Quitline on 0800 778 778. Subsidised nicotine patches, gym or lozenges can also be ordered through Quitline. For more information visit quit.org.nz.