Help to quit

You don’t have to quit alone – free advice and support is available every step of the way. Check out these great services that will help you stay smoke free.

Quitline

If you’d like help quitting smoking, ask your health professional or call the Quitline on 13QUIT (13 7848) or complete the form from the link below and they will give you a call back.

Quitline is a free, confidential helpline manned by trained quit smoking counsellors that offers advice and support whenever you need it.

The friendly Quitline counsellors can:

  • Help you make a great quit plan.
  • Give you quitting strategies, tips and self help info.
  • Provide information on products and services to help you quit.
  • Assess your level of nicotine addiction.

Counsellors are available 7am-10pm, 7 days a week.

Further information is available here: https://www.icanquit.com.au/

If you're pregnant or planning to be

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.

It will take your mind off the cravings with fun exercises and games to keep your hands busy. It distracts you when you feel the urge to light up, with practical quit tips and advice. It inspires you to keep going with amazing facts about your baby's development. And, it gives you ideas for what you could buy with the money you're saving every day you don't spend money on cigarettes.

You can even personalise the app with your details so that you get daily reminders and words of encouragement. Enter your due date and the app will automatically message you to let you know how your baby's growing.

It's a fun and really practical way to quit and stay smoke-free for the health of you and your baby.

Download the ‘Quit for you - Quit for Two’ app free on your iPhone or iPad from the Apple iTunes online store or for your android phone at Google Play store.

Cancer Council ACT

Cancer Council ACT offers a range of smoking cessation courses that are conducted by a trained educator and are designed to help people understand why they smoke, to develop strategies to quit, and to stay quit for good. These courses can also be tailored to specific population groups, acknowledging the additional barriers that some sub-population groups face when trying to quit smoking.

Further information is available from tobaccocontrol@actcancer.org

or visit: http://www.actcancer.org/prevention/smoking-and-tobacco/quit-smoking-courses/

or call: 02 6257 9999

Ask your pharmacist

Did you know that many pharmacists can help you quit?

There are over 300 pharmacists in 60 pharmacies across Canberra who are 'quit smoking counsellors' trained to give you advice and support when you're ready to quit.

Either call into a pharmacy in Canberra or follow the link below to find a 'quit smoking' pharmacy near you.

Participating pharmacies or call the ACT Branch of the Pharmacy Guild on (02) 6270 8900.