Information and support
For information and support to quit smoking:
- visit besmokefree.com.au
- phone Quitline on 13 78 48
- download My QuitBuddy on:
- talk to your GP or health professional.
If you are Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander person who wants to quit smoking, the Quitline has Aboriginal counsellors available to support you. Call 13 78 48.
If you are a mum-to-be wanting information about quitting smoking, visit the Quitnow website.
Withdrawal and cravings
It’s understandable to be anxious about withdrawal and cravings if you are planning a quit attempt. But there are ways to make yourself more comfortable when stopping smoking. Visit the I'm thinking of quitting page.
Withdrawal is the body's response to getting rid of its dependence on nicotine. Some people prefer to give withdrawal symptoms a more positive spin by calling them ‘recovery symptoms’. For information about how to cope with them, visit the I want to stay quit — Tips for the tough times page.
Even when you are no longer smoking, your body may crave a cigarette, particularly in situations where you used to smoke. For more information about dealing with cravings, see Coping with cravings.