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Quitline Enhancement Project

Tobacco smoking is the most preventable cause of ill health and early death for Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples and responsible for around one in five deaths

The Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) program is a targeted activity, funded through regional grants by the Australian Government since 2010, to help reduce smoking rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The TIS program provides funding to Quitlines to improve their capacity to provide accessible and appropriate services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Enhancements for young people, pregnant women and new mothers are included.  The funding has also supported employment of Indigenous staff.

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How Quitline can help you

The Quitline offers a free and confidential telephone service that allows clients to speak with counsellors, who are trained in Cultural Awareness, about quitting smoking.

Quitline provides:

  • Support for people who smoke who are planning to quit
  • Information on quitting methods and planning a quit attempt
  • Strategies for coping with withdrawals/cravings and getting through difficult situations
  • Tips for managing stress and weight gain
  • Information on Medicines and Nicotine Replacement Therapy options
  • Call-back service

To refer a client to Quitline click here Quitline referral>