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:
- Give yourself time to prepare: set a quit date for 1-2 weeks away.
- Find a quit buddy or someone you can stop smoking with (or someone who can support you).
- Talk to your doctor about your options – nicotine replacement therapy such as nicotine patches, mouth spray, gum, lozenges, inhalator or other stop smoking medication can ease withdrawal symptoms.
- Call Quitline or request a callback – they can offer support and chat with you about what to expect, as well as answer any questions you may have.
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
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.
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.
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.