Smoking and tobacco resources

A list of resources – including apps, audio and video resources and other publications – about smoking and tobacco.


Health Ministers Meeting (HMM) – Communique 20 September 2023

Health Ministers are pleased to announce new appointments and reappointments of Chairs, practitioner members and community members to fill vacancies arising across nine National Boards regulating health professions under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme).

Health Ministers Meeting (HMM) – Communique 1 September 2023

Health Ministers from all Australian governments met on 1 September 2023 to discuss a range of important issues for Australia’s healthcare system. These include workforce and regulatory reforms to cosmetic surgery, medical college accreditation of specialist training sites, responses to allegations.

National Tobacco Strategy 2023–2030

A strategy to improve the health of all Australians by reducing the prevalence of tobacco use and its associated health, social, environmental and economic costs, and the inequalities it causes.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Quitting smoking is different for everyone and some people need medicines to help them along the way. Watch this video on Nicotine Replacement Therapy for more information.

John-Henry feels better now he’s quit

John-Henry smoked five to six cigarettes a day and that was enough to make him less healthy. He gave up for a strong and healthy life.

Britney had a cancer scare

Britney started smoking at 14. After a health scare she knew she had to give up smoking.

Karlie found strength to quit

Karlie’s an Aboriginal educator and a role model to young Aboriginal children. This gave her the strength to give up smoking for good.

Impacts of smoking

When you smoke, do you really know what it’s doing to you? Do you know how much damage smoking is doing to your whole body? Watch this motion graphic on the impacts of smoking for more information.

Ted says no to smokes

Many of Ted's work mates smoke, but he's given up. It can be hard for Ted, but he has support from the Aboriginal Quitline and My QuitBuddy app to help him stay smoke free.

Kerry quit for her grandchildren

Kerry’s grandchildren told her they didn’t want her to die from smoking. She’s proud she gave up smoking.

Sam quit for a healthier future

Sam’s decision to quit helped inspire his dad, a long time smoker, to quit too. They did it for their health and their families.

My QuitBuddy app

My QuitBuddy is an app that helps you get, and stay, smoke-free. It provides helpful tips and distractions to overcome cravings, tracking systems to chart your progress and the facts to help you understand the impact smoking has on your health.

Top 3 questions – Healthy lifestyle choices

Professor Michael Kidd, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, discusses making healthy choices, and the small steps we can take every day to enjoy a healthy life.

Smoking and addiction

If you think smoking is just a bad habit. You’re wrong. Smoking is addictive and once it gets a grip on you, it’s difficult to quit. Watch this video on smoking and addiction for more information.

Josh quit for his family’s health

Josh’s decision to quit smoking had a lot to do with becoming a dad. He wants to be a good role model for his children.
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