Quitline (13 7848) is a confidential, evidence-based telephone counselling service. The Victorian Quitline operates Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm.
Highly skilled, friendly Quitline counsellors deliver behavioural interventions to help people stop smoking. This includes helping people to:
- Identify and manage triggers to smoke
- Manage nicotine withdrawal symptoms and cravings
- Build motivation, skills and confidence to quit
Aboriginal Quitline is also available to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who smoke.
Quitline is tailored to meet the needs of priority populations, including people living with a mental illness, youth and pregnant women.
People who have a hearing or speech impairment can call via the National Relay Service. The option of an interpreter is also available for people who speak a language other than English.
There are many ways to contact Quitline:
- Call 13 7848 (cost of a local call, higher from mobile phones)
- Text ‘call back’ to 13 7848
- Complete a ‘request a call back’ form online
- Health professionals can complete an online referral form
For more information about the Quitline, and what to expect from a call please click here.
For more information about the Quitline's purpose, mission and scope click here.
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