Our Story


Quit Smoking Direct Team

Quit Smoking Direct is a family run and operated business - Hi there!
We bring together the best top quality, low priced, quit smoking products in a one-stop shop. Our aim is to help our customers achieve optimal health and wellness, advocating a healthy smokefree lifestyle to customers all over the world. 

We started our online journey over a decade ago, helping people to quit smoking by supplying just a few Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) products - nicotine gums and patches. Until we have the range you see today. 
Over the years via our online business, we have many loyal customers who return to us time and time again - as we provide a customer focussed, complete and hassle free online shopping experience with a smile. 

Our Difference

Here at Quit Smoking Direct, you have access to a great range of high-quality Nicotine Replacement Therapy brands and products, the choice is yours. We provide the most competitive rates with further discounts when bought in bulk, a feature not many competitors offer for retail customers. Adding to that with we also offer free shipping worldwide (for orders over $75). Our payment systems are secure so that you can rest assured your transactions are safe. We aim to deliver your order as quickly as we can and in many cases have achieved  successful delivery within 3 days! We also take pride in our excellent customer service as we truly believe it's you, our valued customer, who makes our business thrive. We want to make sure you have the best possible experience.

Our Team

Mark LaHoodCharge Pharmacist: Mark LaHood. Mentor and founder, Mark is a registered Pharmacist having worked from the family-owned store for over 25yrs. The iconic pharmacy, LaHood's the Chemist located in Gore, NZ, has been in business for more than four decades. Mark graduated from Otago University, then worked in Auckland, New Zealand before returning home to the South Island. Mark is our procurement specialist, ensuring you get the right goods at the right price. Mark enjoys cars and spending time with family.

Mark GrocottMark is a graduate of Otago University, NZ, with a Post Graduate Diploma in Economics. He has worked in the Media & Communications industry around the globe, returning to NZ after many years. This includes interactive ad agencies and TV networks, from New York to Hong Kong, Australia, and New Zealand. He is passionate about developing systems, establishing a business that facilitates top quality low cost products and fast service via streamlined shipping, to you. Mark also enjoys nature, films, meditation, inspiring wellness and family time. 

Emma Farry

Emma is responsible for human resources, customer and brand owner relations, and social media management. She has a post-graduate diploma in journalism from the University of Canterbury and has worked for magazine and television companies both in New York and New Zealand. She enjoys problem-solving, connecting with people and working out how to best communicate our story. Emma is passionate about writing, photography, art, meditation and her family.



Our Green Pledge

Green Pledge


"To make our business more sustainable and to offset the carbon from our overseas shipping, we pledge to plant 1000 native tree. For 6 years we've planted trees at the Huriawa Peninsula at Karitane and the from the past 2 years have been planting at the Motatupu Island. This green giving initiative will continue every year and we will always look at donating to locations most needed."


At Quit Smoking Direct our aim is to offer you the brands you love at the best prices and deliver them to you as quickly as we can, wherever you are in the world. If there is a product you need that we’re not currently stocking, please let us know, as we can often start stocking as quickly as possible.