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Alcohol, other drugs and smoking

All staff at Student Health are advocates for your health. You are welcome to come in to discuss any aspect of the influence of drugs and alcohol on your health. We endeavour to provide unbiased, fact based information to you.

The NZ Drug Foundation web-site is an accurate and current source of evidence-based information on all drugs (including alcohol and tobacco), their effects and the laws and policy that control their distribution and use

You can also book an appointment with our Health Educator (Nurse Chrissie) to have a safe, free, non-judgemental consultation.


As of 2014, Otago University is a smoke-free campus. Student Health is committed to supporting students to quit for life, exploring triggers for smoking and gaining skills to make the behaviour change.

For quit support please make an appointment with a Student Health Nurse 0800 479 821 and/or visit Quitline NZ.