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Quitline Enhancement Project

The Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) programme is a targeted activity funded by the Australian Government to reduce smoking rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, tobacco smoking is the most preventable cause of ill health and early death, and responsible for around one in five deaths

The Australian Government has delivered a targeted program to reduce Indigenous smoking rates (Tackling Indigenous Smoking) with regional grants since 2010.

The TIS program provides funding to Quitlines to improve their capacity to provide accessible and appropriate services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 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 smokers 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>