Worried about quitting smoking?

Here are some common concerns we hear from people who are thinking about quitting.

See yourself as a non-smoker

As soon as you have had your last cigarette, call yourself a non-smoker. By doing this, you begin to think and feel like a non-smoker. It can influence not just how you see yourself, but also how other people see you.

If someone offers you a cigarette, say “No thanks, I don’t smoke.” This confirms to you and to those around you that you are a non-smoker.

Change your routines

If you have an emotional or habitual dependency on cigarettes, it’s important to change your routines. Do you always smoke when you drink beer or coffee? How about with certain friends? Do you use smoking as a way to relax?

Plan ways to change or break these habits to give yourself a better chance at quitting for good.

Reward yourself

Quitting smoking is a huge achievement, so be sure to reward yourself along the way with the money you have been saving. Use our savings calculator to see how much extra cash you'll have in your back pocket.

There are many ways to combat withdrawal symptoms, so it's important to find what works for you.

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Quit Methods

There are so many different ways to quit, find the one that will work for you.

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Quit Apps

Free apps such as My QuitBuddy can be a fun and practical way to quit and stay smoke-free.

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Real Quitting Experiences

There are more ex-smokers today than there are smokers. Find out how they did it by reading their stories.

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Latest News

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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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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.