Quit Methods

If you’re ready to quit, there are different quit strategies you can use, including going cold turkey, using Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), contacting Quitline, or other quitting methods such as prescription-only medication and behavioural support. It may take some trial and error to find what works for you but hang in there. You can quit.

To find out more about which quitting method might be right for you, visit our side-by-side comparison of various methods to find the one that suits you best.

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Help Others To Quit

Most people make multiple attempts before quitting for good. It’s completely normal! Let your loved ones know that you care, stay positive and don’t make them feel guilty. Remind them of their achievements and let them know you're ready to support them when they're ready to try again.

Your support will mean a lot to anyone trying to quit, but it’s important to be mindful of how you’re helping. If you’re not sure how you can help, we’ve put together some tips on what you can do to support others.

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Support After Quitting

Having support after you stop smoking is critical. You may experience withdrawal symptoms, or maybe even relapse. But with the right support you can stay on track, or have the confidence to start again.

It’s also common to feel concerned about quitting and what’s going to happen. There are so many benefits to quitting smoking, and knowing why you’re quitting can help you stay motivated to push through any withdrawal you’re experiencing.

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Proven Tips to Quit

The quitting journey is unique for everyone, and quitting plans will vary from person to person. However, something that every plan should include is how to identify and manage your nicotine withdrawals and triggers to smoke.

Quitting takes practice, so it’s important to remember the reasons you quit and access the support available to help you keep on track.

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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 quit. 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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