Quitting smoking

Information and support

For information and support to quit smoking:

If you are Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander person who wants to quit smoking, the Quitline has Aboriginal counsellors available to support you. Call 13 78 48.

If you are a mum-to-be wanting information about quitting smoking, visit the Quitnow website.

For more information and tools to help you quit, such as the apps My Quit Buddy and Quit for You - Quit for Two, visit Quitnow website.

Withdrawal and cravings

It’s understandable to be anxious about withdrawal and cravings if you are planning a quit attempt. But there are ways to make yourself more comfortable when stopping smoking. Visit the I'm thinking of quitting page.

Withdrawal/recovery symptoms

Withdrawal is the body's response to getting rid of its dependence on nicotine. Some people prefer to give withdrawal symptoms a more positive spin by calling them ‘recovery symptoms’. For information about how to cope with them, visit the I want to stay quit — Tips for the tough times page.


Even when you are no longer smoking, your body may crave a cigarette, particularly in situations where you used to smoke. For more information about dealing with cravings, see Coping with cravings.

Reasons to quit smoking

Visit the why should I quit? page on the besmokefree website for some good reasons to quit smoking.