Quitting smoking fact sheets

Research shows that people who have the best chance of quitting are those who get some support (such as contacting Quitline) 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.

Fact sheets

The following quitting smoking fact sheets provide 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)
Withdrawal
Smoking and pregnancy
Pregnancy and quitting smoking – for health professionals
Using nicotine products to cut down then quit

Quit brochures

Quit has a range of brochures for smokers and those who want to help others quit.

Healthy eating and quitting smoking
Important news for fathers who smoke
Pregnancy and smoking
Quit and save a packet
Quit because you can
Secondhand smoke and your children
Smoking and diabetes
Smoking and surgery
Smoking and the health of your mouth, gums and teeth

Quitting and mental illness

People with a mental illness can quit smoking with the right support. Please see information for smokers, their family, friends and health professionals produced by the Department of Health, in partnership with SANE Australia.

For more information, see the mental health settings page.