Smoking is a leading cause of ill health and premature death in Australia.

Around 22 South Australians die each week from diseases caused by smoking tobacco. Smoking also affects the health of others who breathe in second-hand smoke.

Millions of people in Australia have successfully quit smoking.

Quitting can be hard, but it is one of the best things you can do for your health. When you quit, you start to reduce the chances of illness and disease caused by smoking cigarettes. This means every quit attempt is worthwhile, even if you only manage to stay off cigarettes for a short amount of time on your first attempt.

People who stop smoking tobacco experience health benefits almost immediately.