Starting smoking again?

Relapse

You might be feeling angry, disappointed or embarrassed, but don’t let it keep you down. Most people make multiple attempts before quitting for good!

Benefits of Staying Quit

The single best thing you can do for your health and your future is to quit. The moment you stop smoking your body begins to repair itself.

What's Right For Me

Everyone’s quitting journey is different, so you need to find the support that works for you.

Quit Toolkit

There are many different free apps and tools that can help you get, and stay, smoke-free. Each of the options in the Quit Toolkit can support your quit strategy.

Stories from others like you

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Melissa's Story

July 7, 2014

I started smoking at about age 11 out of sheer peer pressure. It was something everybody did.

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Liz's Story

July 7, 2014

I smoked from the age of 13 and quit aged 30. At my worst I smoked 60 ciggies a day.

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Tracie's Story

October 2, 2016

I have a mental illness. I have bipolar and I’m a mum and a grandma, and I’m a reformed smoker.

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Kim's Story

October 1, 2013

I tried every technique there was to quit smoking. It turned out the only thing I did need was a good reason.

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Update from Levi

July 17, 2017

There are no rules saying how many times you must try to quit before you do for the last time.

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Daniel's Story

February 17, 2017

It was pretty scary once I realised that I couldn’t actually go a whole day without it.

Quit Tools

Quit Apps

Free apps such as My Quitbuddy can be a fun and practical way to quit and stay smoke-free.

Quit Online

Using quitting tools online gives you structure, motivation, new skills and confidence.

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Quitline

The Quitline (13 7848) is a confidential telephone advice and information service for people who want to quit smoking.

Get Started with a GP

Chat to your GP or pharmacist for advice on quitting medications and nicotine replacement products.

Free Quit Support

Talk to the Quitline

Quitline is a confidential advice and information service for people who want to quit smoking. For the cost of a local call (except mobile phones), a trained advisor can help you to plan and develop strategies to quit smoking and stay stopped. You can also use webchat during opening hours.

My QuitBuddy App

The My QuitBuddy App tracks your quitting progress, such as days smoke-free, cigarettes avoided, health gained and dollars saved.

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