Ciggies, darts, cancer sticks - how much do you really know about them? Find out the truth about filters, flavours and fibs from tobacco companies.

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Rollies (or roll-your-own tobacco) are often believed to be less harmful and more natural than factory-made cigarettes. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Shisha is a common name for waterpipe smoking, which is a traditional method of smoking tobacco in the Middle East, India and Africa. Shisha originated in ancient Persia and India but today, waterpipe smoking can be found around the world. Waterpipes are also referred to as ‘hookah’, ‘arghile’, ‘narghile’, ‘goza’ or ‘hubble bubble’.

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E-cigarettes & Vaping

Using e-cigarettes (known as ‘vaping’) is a relatively new way that some people try to quit smoking. The health effects of e-cigarettes are still being researched, so their long-term effectiveness and safety is unknown.

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Free Quit Support

Talk to the Quitline

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

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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Proven Tips To Quit

Some people think quitting is about willpower, but to quit successfully means being prepared, and understanding your smoking triggers.

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