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Quit

Quit is a program of Cancer Council Victoria, and is funded by Cancer Council Victoria, VicHealth and the Victorian Department of Health. Quit works in partnership with organisations across Australia.

Vision and mission

Quit’s goal is to reduce the health, financial and social inequities caused by smoking and help people break free from addiction to nicotine.

How Quit can help

Quit has a range of services, tools and information to help people who smoke to quit. You can access Quit’s range of resources via the Quit website, quit.org.au.

Quit also offers resources and online training that assist health professionals to support patients and clients to stop smoking. Visit quit.org.au/onlinetraining for more information.

Research shows the best way to attempt to stop smoking is a combination of counselling from a service like Quitline (13 7848) and stop smoking medication approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration, such as the nicotine patch and gum.

Information / help line

  • Call the Quitline 13 7848 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Mon to Fri (AEST) for the cost of a local call (except for mobile phones – normal charges apply). You can also request a call back online.

Quitline is a welcoming, confidential and free telephone counselling service that offers advice and information to help anyone thinking about quitting smoking. Using the Quitline has been shown to double the chance you'll succeed at quitting.

Quitline is an inclusive and culturally safe space for all, including the LGBTIQA+ community.

Quitline also offers Aboriginal Quitline for people who smoke identifying as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. To access Aboriginal Quitline, call 13 7848 and ask to speak with Aboriginal Quitline counsellors.

Quitline also has an interpreter service available if you speak a language other than English.

If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can call the National Relay Service to access the Quitline.

TTY users phone 13 3677 and ask for 13 7848.

Programs, apps and tools

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Last reviewed: July 2021

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Tips on quitting when your pregnant, from first trimester to post delivery.

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The health benefits of quitting smoking

As soon as you quit smoking, your body starts to repair. Find out how.

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Smoking and fertility

We all know that smoking can cause cancer, heart disease and a range of other health problems. Many smokers don’t realise that smoking can also affect both men’s and women’s fertility.

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Secondhand smoke and the health of people around you

Every time you, your partner or a household member smokes others in the household are breathing in the same dangerous chemicals.

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7 things you didn’t know about quitting

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The dangers of liquid nicotine

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9 things you'll gain from quitting

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What to do when a cigarette craving hits

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How to deal with stress when you quit

We all get stressed and we all have different ways of dealing with it. If you smoke, it can be really tempting to have a cigarette when things are tough. Try these strategies next time you're stressed out and craving a smoke.

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The Health Risks of Smoking

Smoking kills approximately 2 out of every 3 smokers. In this article we'll look at the risks of smoking and the many ways in which smoking affects health.

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