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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

Recommended links

This information was originally published on healthdirect - Quit.

Last reviewed: July 2021

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