Making the decision to quit smoking is the single most important thing you can do for your health and also those around you. If you are still undecided here are some reasons to quit smoking when considering your decision. The important thing to know is that the benefits of quitting smoking starts immediately.
Quitting smoking requires planning and commitment – here are some links to support networks and resources that can help you get underway:
If you would like to talk to someone the Quitline is a free, confidential and individually tailored service to assist smokers quit. Anyone can access the Quitline by calling 13 7848 (13 QUIT) from anywhere in Australia.
Quitline Advisors are professionals with specialist training to assist you to quit smoking. Advisors can assist with preparing to quit, avoiding slip-ups and staying quit. Callers to the NSW Quitline can receive a free Quit Kit, talk to an advisor or chose to join the free call-back service, which schedules additional supportive calls from an Advisor and doubles the chance of a successful quit attempt.
There is also an Aboriginal Quitline which is a free, culturally sensitive, confidential and individually tailored service to assist you in the process of quitting smoking. You can access this service by calling 13 7848 from anywhere in Australia. Aboriginal Quitline advisors will provide you with tips on how to quit smoking and help you make a plan. They can help you manage withdrawals and cravings and give you information about quit medications and products. They can also call you back to see how you’re doing and offer you support.
Download the Aboriginal Quitline brochure for more information.
If you require advice in a language other than English, you can speak to a Multilingual Quitline Advisor in the following languages:
الخط العربي للإقلاع عن التدخين 1300 7848
Đường dây tiếng Việt về bỏ hút thuốc. Quitline 1300 7848
- Chinese (Cantonese/Mandarin):
中文戒烟热线 Quitline 1300 7848
메시지는 한국어 로 둔다 Quitline 1300 7848 23.
A telephone interpreter service can be arranged for all other languages.