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Building up your confidence (and 5 reasons why you can do this)

If you’re like most people who smoke, smoking is a huge part of your life. Some people feel nervous about stopping smoking, and that's okay. Here are some tips that will build your confidence:

How to build your confidence to stop smoking:

5 reasons why you can stop smoking:

  • 1. Just being here means you’re considering stopping smoking. It shows real strength of character to take this first step. 
  • 2. Other people have done it and so can you – while your quitting story will be unique, it’s likely others will have struggled with some of challenges you’ll face.  
  • 3. You don’t have to do it alone – our Quitline counsellors can help you all the way along or you can build a plan online.    
  • 4. You don’t have to rely on willpower. There are support systems available to help you. Chat with Quitline and use either nicotine replacement therapy or stop smoking medication to help with nicotine withdrawal symptoms and cravings.    
  • 5. Because you have a good reason. Whether for it’s financial, health or family, this reason is unlikely to go away, so keep it in your mind whenever you need a motivation boost.  

Whether or not you’re ready to quit, we’re here to help

How can Quitline help

Free counselling to help you stop smoking

Quitline counsellors are trained to help you find your reasons to quit and the methods most likely to work for you. They can offer personalised advice or simply answer general questions about quitting.

How Quitline can help

Tips and Tactics

See tips and tactics that helped others stop smoking

Where do you begin? What are some quitting methods? What are some useful tips to know? Explore a range of tips and tactics to find the ones that could work for you and your lifestyle.

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Build a plan

Build your own quit plan

What could be your approach to stopping smoking? Use the Build Your Plan tool to work out, step-by-step, a stop-smoking plan specific to you and your lifestyle. Select the methods and tactics that will work best for you.

Build your plan

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Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT): frequently asked questions

There are many quitting options and methods out there. How do you decide what's best? Watch the video and read below to learn more about the different types of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT): nicotine patches, gum, mouth spray, lozenges and inhalator. It’s also a good idea to speak to your doctor or pharmacist before starting NRT, so they can help you work out which types will suit you best.

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Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT): quick tips

Your queries answered with our quick guide to using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT).

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Mythbusting: "Quitting smoking is expensive"

We know that smoking is expensive, but what about quitting? Stop smoking medications like nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and prescribed stop smoking tablets are more affordable than you might think.

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There are a range of support options available to help you quit.

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