Everyone’s quitting journey is different, so you need to find the support that works for you.

For a detailed overview of quitting smoking, download the Quit Because You Can booklet or request one to be posted to you as part of our Quit Kit.

What is it?

A confidential, evidence-based telephone counselling and online support service. Quitline will work with you step-by-step and provide tips and strategies that are tailored specifically for you. Quitline is an inclusive and culturally safe space for all, with dedicated Aboriginal Quitline counsellors and an interpreter service for people who speak a language other than English.

How do I get it?

Call 13 7848, text 0477 765 007 for a call back, chat online or request a callback online.

How much does it cost?

If you request a callback, Quitline will call you free-of-charge. Otherwise expect the usual cost for a call/text from your phone/mobile.

What are the main benefits?

Helps you with personalised advice and strategies to quit, and can call you at your request as often as you would like to give you additional support. Whether you’re thinking of quitting, recently quit or relapsed, Quitline can support you.

Considerations

Phone/mobile or internet access required.

What is it?

Online support.

Personalised online quitting plan.

How do I get it?

How much does it cost?

Free

What are the main benefits?

Helps you plan to quit step-by-step, including what to expect when you quit, how to manage cravings and ways to break old habits.

Considerations

Internet access required.

What is it?

My QuitBuddy

Quit for You - Quit for Two (mums-to-be)

How do I get it?

Download via the App Store or Google Play.

How much does it cost?

Free

What are the main benefits?

Helps to keep you on track by reminding you of your health and financial gains and also features a game and a discussion forum. Quit for You – Quit for Two also tracks your baby’s development.

Considerations

Smartphone and internet access required.

What is it?

Champix (varenicline)

Zyban (bupropion)

How do I get it?

Book an appointment with your doctor.

How much does it cost?

Prescriptions last several weeks and can cost as little as $1.46 a day. Talk to your GP or pharmacist for details.

What are the main benefits?

Helps to reduce withdrawal symptoms and dull the effects of nicotine on your body.

Considerations

Talk to your doctor about any existing health issues or potential side-effects.

What is it?

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) medications include patches*, gum*, lozenges*, mouth spray and inhalators.

*Prices may be cheaper with a prescription, check the PBS schedule

How do I get it?

Book an appointment with your doctor or talk to your pharmacist.

How much does it cost?

Medications start from $6.60-$41 for one script on the PBS, or check your local pharmacy for prices.

What are the main benefits?

Helps to reduce withdrawal symptoms and dull the effects of nicotine on your body.

Considerations

Talk to your doctor about any existing health issues and potential side-effects.

Looking for other information?

Quit Methods

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

Learn more about quit methods

Quit Apps

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

Learn more about quit apps

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

We publish blogs on many different tobacco-related topics, you're sure to learn something new.

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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.