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Nicotine addiction explained
There's a lot more to smoking than old habits. In fact, nicotine is an addictive substance that causes the urge to smoke. But what's going on behind the scenes?
How to deal with the first few weeks
Let’s not beat around the bush: quitting smoking can be challenging.
How to deal with stress and anxiety without smokes
It helps to be prepared for stresses and sudden cravings. We've got some great strategies to make sure you're taking care of your mind and body.
Are you ready to call yourself a non-smoker?
So you've been quit for a few weeks and you've gone through the hard yards. Last step: embrace the non-smoker in you!
Nicotine replacement therapy: Questions answered
Once you've decided to quit, the next move can be a bit overwhelming. There are heaps of options and methods out there. How do you decide what's best? And what do all the terms and acronyms mean? We're here to clear things up.
3 ways to tackle your triggers head on
Did you know that the things we do, the people we see, the places we go and the way we feel can make us want to smoke?
What to do when you’re craving a ciggie RIGHT NOW!
First of all, remain calm. You can do this! Don’t let the cigarettes control you – show them who’s boss!
Stories from others like you
You may sometimes feel like you’re the only one experiencing the struggles of quitting. Be inspired with stories from others who are on a similar journey to you. Share your own story and help others who may be doing it tough.
Leanne's journal: a journey to quitting
Leanne's been quit for two years, but it wasn't always smooth sailing. Read her diary of a quitter to work out how you can quit your smoking.
Tasha smoked for 28 years before quitting for the first time. And then she quit again. Each time you make a quit attempt, you're more ready to quit the next time.
Claire shares tips on battling mental health and quitting
When she was anxious, Claire would reach for a cigarette. Before she tried to quit, she searched for healthier strategies to deal with stress. Find out what she has to say about mental health and how preparation can help you quit.
Sophie's sudden success
For Sophie, it was all about the little changes. Swapping coffees for tea, smoke breaks for exercise breaks.
Rebecca revels in her win!
Rebecca was young when she found she could lose all her teeth from smoking. So she made some tough choices, and she feels better for it!
Free Quit Support
Calling the Quitline increases your chance of quitting successfully.
Quit Specialists are trained to listen carefully to you to help meet your needs.