Ready to quit? You have options!

Different strategies work for different people. It may take some trial and error to find what works for you but hang in there. You can quit.
Read on for detailed information about ways you can quit, or compare the options here.
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Cold Turkey

Going ‘cold turkey’ is a popular choice that means quitting smoking without the use of stop smoking medications. However, there are many different ways to go cold turkey. Even though you are not using any stop smoking medications, there are still strategies you can use to improve your chances of quitting for good.

Learn more about quitting cold turkey

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)

When you quit smoking, you might experience withdrawal symptoms like anxiety, cravings, mood swings and irritability. If you have a strong, physical addiction to nicotine, NRT could be a good option for you.

Learn more about Nicotine Replacement Therapy


Quitline is a confidential advice and information service. For the usual cost of a call from your phone, a trained advisor can help you to plan and develop strategies to quit smoking.

Learn more about Quitline

Other stop smoking medications

While there is no magic pill to help you quit smoking, there are two stop smoking pills available by prescription in Australia: Champix (varenicline) and Zyban (bupropion).

These non-nicotine medications help to reduce withdrawal symptoms and reduce the pleasant sensation you would usually experience when nicotine reaches your brain.

Learn about other stop smoking medications

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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Quit for You - Quit for Two App

The Quit for You - Quit for Two App provides support and encouragement to help you give up smoking if you are currently or are planning to become pregnant.