Don't make smokes your story

The campaign aims to deliver personally relevant information about the health impacts of smoking and importantly, to show smokers the health benefits that quitting has for themselves and their community. Learn the many benefits of quitting and ways to help you do this.

Get ready to quit

Finding your own approach to quitting is important. Learn to choose a quitting method you feel comfortable with and that suits your lifestyle.

Health benefits

Learn about the health benefits of quitting.

Quit stories

Find stories from other Australians who have successfully quit smoking.

Campaign resources

Discover campaign resources, including videos, radio ads, and our campaign toolkit.

Quitline

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Contact Quitline for help to quit smoking. You can call the hotline on 13 QUIT (13 7848), to talk to a counsellor or request a callback. The Quitline offers an online chat service and has resources for health professionals. Visit their website for more information.

Impact of Smoking

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Did you know?

13.8% of adults

were daily smokers in 2017–18

12.3 cigarettes

are smoked by daily smokers per day (on average)

75.3% of young people

aged 18 to 24 have never smoked

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics – National Health Survey: First Results, 2017–18

Smoking facts

  1. Smokes are a cause of diabetes

  2. The longer you stay smoke free the easier it gets

  3. 2/3 of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander daily smokers have tried to quit smoking

  4. Quit before you get pregnant to plan for a healthy baby and healthy pregnancy

  5. 81% of 15-17 year old Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people do not smoke

  6. By quitting smoking, a daily smoker could save over $8,300 a year

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