No matter what point you are at in your quitting, having support can assist you in successfully giving up smoking.
You can get support from:
Quitline 13 7848
Support from Quitline can double your chances of quitting.
Quitline 13 7848:
- Is a confidential and professional smoking cessation service
- Has highly skilled, experienced, friendly and non-judgemental counsellors
- Can provide ongoing support through the callback program
- Understand that it can take many attempts to successfully quit
- Will assist you to work out the best strategy for you in quitting smoking
- Can provide information and explanation on smoking cessation products
- Has an interpreter service available on request.
To register for a callback from Quitline click here
Quitline have two Aboriginal counsellors available to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.
Our Aboriginal counsellors are passionate about assisting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to make positive changes in their lives. They use narrative approaches in their counselling such as yarning and story-telling; taking your life into consideration for quitting smoking.
Our Aboriginal counsellors are available to support you by:
- Listening to your story
- Having a yarn about your smoking
- Keeping everything that’s yarned about private and confidential
- Work with you on a plan to cut down or quit
- Following up and supporting your journey – we call you and it’s free
- link you with local support if you want it.
See the advert for Aboriginal Quitline.
You can talk with your GP or your Pharmacist if you are thinking about quitting smoking. This can be particularly important if you are wanting to use nicotine replacement thearpy or other quit smoking medications as you may be able to access these supports through the PBS. If you are taking medications, it can also be important to speak to your GP or pharmacist about the interaction of nicotine and your medications. Your GP or Pharmacist might refer you to Quitline for counselling support and, with your permission, Quitline can communicate with your GP or Pharmacist regarding your progress.
Talking over the phone may not be for you – that’s ok. During opening hours, you can chat to one of our counsellors over webchat. Just as you would over the phone, counsellors will have a confidential conversation with you and can support you in your quitting. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click chat online to talk to a counsellor online during opening hours.