What is the Double Quit Action method?

If you’ve read about Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) already, you’ll know that using patches at the same time as a faster-acting (oral) NRT improves your chances of quitting (known as combination NRT). But there’s one more method you can add on that could as much as double your chances of success.

Double Quit Action means tackling your physical symptoms of nicotine withdrawal at the same time as tackling your emotional and habit-related triggers to smoke.

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What does it look like?

You choose either NRT or a prescription-only stop smoking medication.


You add on personalised behavioural support to give you the tools you need to manage your daily triggers to smoke. For example, like when you’re stressed, drinking or socialising.

Your best option for behavioural support is talking to a Quitline counsellor, which also happens to be a free service!

How to get started

If you're ready to take your next step towards quitting smoking, we’re here to help. You can start today by learning more about withdrawal symptoms, getting support in person or even online.


Learn about withdrawal symptoms

Find out what to expect when you quit smoking and some ways you can prepare yourself for withdrawal symptoms and triggers.
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GP or pharmacist

Chat to your doctor or pharmacist about stop smoking medications and how best to use combination NRT.
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Talk to a Quitline counsellor

For free personalised quitting support to manage your triggers to smoke, get in touch with a Quitline counsellor by phone or online.

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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

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