Request a callback from Quitline
Calling the Quitline can increase your chance of quitting successfully. Quit Specialists understand that quitting is a complex process and that most people will have a number of goes at quitting before they quit for good. Quit Specialists are trained to listen carefully to you to help meet your needs.
When you ring the Quitline on 13 7848, you can ask for a quit pack to be sent free of charge and you can ask to speak to a Quit Specialist. You can also ask to speak to an Aboriginal Quit Specialist .
Remember: the most effective way of quitting smoking is:
Coaching (e.g. Quitline) + Nicotine Replacement Product or Quitting Medication
Quitline can also offer advice on the range of quitting products available including how to use them and how well they work.
What is Quitline?
Preparing to quit and Quitline
Many people call Quitline with a quick query, but a typical first call to Quitline takes around 10–20 minutes.
The call will cover your smoking history, your motivation to quit, an understanding of your smoking based on the nicotine addiction, your habit, and the stress side of smoking.
An essential part of the first Quitline call is to set up a plan for quitting that suits you. Quit Specialists can also give advice about the different quitting methods and products. Quit Specialists are trained to help you to explore your desire to quit and to deepen it. Quitline can also offer a wide range of written and other resources which are helpful.
Quitline’s call-back service
The Quitline has a call-back service where you can book a time for Quit to call you . Callers are typically offered around six call-backs over their quitting journey. Many smokers enjoy this support and like the idea that Quitline will keep them covered for the difficult first few weeks of quitting. There’s flexibility in how the calls are booked but they typically take the form of two calls before quitting and then four calls after you’ve quit.
Request a call back from Quitline
How Quitline can help ...
Extra Quitline info
- Quitline is available from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday to Friday for the cost of a local call (except for mobile phones – normal charges apply).
- Your call is confidential. This means you don't have to give your name if you don't want to.
- If you are deaf or have hearing or speech impairment, you can call the National Relay Service (NRS) to access the Quitline.
- TTY users phone 13 3677 and ask for 13 78 48.
- Speak & Listen users phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 13 78 48.
- Internet relay users connect to the NRS then ask for 13 78 48.
- For more information about NRS see www.relayservice.gov.au