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Quitting smoking information sheets

Research shows that people who have the best chance of quitting are those who get some support and use quitting medications. Different people have success with different ways of quitting. It is important to choose a way to quit that is safe, proven to help people, and that suits the individual smoker.

These quitting smoking fact sheets provides information on quitting services and products to help smokers decide how to quit.

Quitting services and products

Bupropion (Zyban, Prexaton)  

Nicotine mouth spray (QuickMist) 

Nicotine gum

The nicotine inhalator

Nicotine lozenges

Nicotine patches


Varenicline (Champix)

Pregnancy and quitting smoking

Using nicotine products to cut down then quit

Quit brochures

Quit & save a packet

Important news for fathers who smoke

Secondhand smoke & your children

Clearing the air: talking with children and teenagers about smoking

Smoking & diabetes

Smoking & surgery

Quitting and mental illness

People with a mental illness can quit smoking with the right support.  Helpful information for smokers, their family, friends and health professionals can be found here.  These resources are produced by Department of Health and Ageing, in partnership with SANE Australia.


Real life stories

30 years smoking

I had smoked for 30 years and never felt the need to stop. But then in 2009 my son took his own life age 31. My life changed that day and will never be the same. My daughter married and had a baby...

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