At last count, an average 25 pack of cigarettes will set you back $40. If you smoke a pack a day that’s almost $14,600/year! And if you think rollies are a better option, we’ve got bad news.

Smoking is an expensive habit. It’s not just the cigarettes that can chip away at your savings, you’re also spending on things like lighters, lighter fluid, gum and body spray.  Then there's the expense that comes with smoking-related illnesses.

Try our savings calculator to figure out exactly how much you can save by quitting.

In 2015-16 alone, the estimated total cost of smoking in Australia was $137 billion. This included hospital and medical expenses, spending on tobacco products, and costs arising from workplace absenteeism.

This figure also included the cost of years of life lost from premature deaths and lost quality of life from living with an illness caused by smoking.

Smoking also comes at a significant cost to our environment. Cigarette butts remain the most littered item in Australia, releasing toxic chemicals into waterways, soils and habitats. They are often mistaken as food by animals and have been found in the stomachs of fish, birds and other marine creatures. The filters contain plastic which means they are not biodegradable, and the butts pose a serious fire risk when flicked into bushland.

Whether it’s for your health, wealth or the environment, there has never been a better time to quit!

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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.