Most smokers want to quit, but it’s hard to do it without help. Lots of people try many times before they stop smoking for good. If you want help quitting, we offer the Illawarra Shoalhaven Quit Smoking Service, Text 2 Quit and the Smoking During Pregnancy Text Messaging Service programs.
The Quitline, the I Can Quit website or the My Quit Buddy app are other great resources to help you quit smoking.
You can also talk to your doctor about getting a script for cheaper quit smoking medications.
For help to quit smoking or vaping, call the Quitline on 13 7848 (13 QUIT) or to request a Quitline advisor to call you back, fill in your details.
This service is also available in Arabic, Vietnamese and Chinese (Cantonese/Mandarin). There is also an Aboriginal Quitline, run by Aboriginal counsellors.
This website will take you through the steps of how to try to quit smoking and offers a supportive community to help you on your way. Visit I Can Quit https://www.icanquit.com.au/
A free app that includes tips and distractions to help you quit smoking, helps you set your own goals and shows how much money you’ve saved, plus much more. To find out more visit My Quit Buddy https://beta.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/my-quitbuddy-app
Going cold turkey when trying to quit doesn’t work for everyone. Quit smoking medications or nicotine replacement products such as gum, patches, lozenges, spray and inhalers can help you manage you cravings while you are trying to quit. Talk to the Quitline or your doctor about how best to use them.