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 Benefits of quitting page of the Quitline website for some good reasons to quit smoking.