Types of Smoking

There are many ways of smoking tobacco, including cigarettes, roll-your-own and shisha however all tobacco kills.

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Smoking Statistics

About 1 in 10 West Australians smoke daily, but there are groups of people who are smoking at much higher rates. Factors including where people live and how much money they earn can greatly affect whether they take up smoking or not.

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Smoking Costs

At last count, an average 25 pack of cigarettes will set you back $40. If you smoke a pack a day that’s almost $14,600/year! And if you think rollies are a better option, we’ve got bad news.

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Smoking & The Law

There are many laws that protect Western Australians from the harms of smoking. In WA, the Tobacco Products Control Act 2006 is our state’s main tobacco control legislation. Tobacco products include factory-made cigarettes, roll-your-own cigarettes, cigars and shisha.

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Secondhand Smoke

Secondhand smoke refers to the smoke from the end of your cigarette and the smoke exhaled from your lungs that hangs around in the air. When the people around you breathe in this smoke, it's called passive smoking.

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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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