Build your support team

You don’t need to do it alone.

Call Quitline Tasmania. We can be a part of your support team and also help you build one. Examples could be talking to your doctor or pharmacist, asking a family member or friend for support – ideally someone who doesn’t smoke and is willing to help you stay on track.


Some methods of quitting give you more chances of success than others, but the method you choose is a personal decision. Quitline can provide support around your preferred way. One of the most effective ways to quit is to use quitting medication prescribed by your doctor, or using a combination of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) products such as patches and gum to manage withdrawals and learn new ways of managing life without cigarettes. Quitline will work around your individual preferences and support you as much as possible around your quitting goal.

With over 20 years experience helping people quit, Quitline counsellors are here to encourage and support you and have many tips to share with you. In fact, we can double your chances of making a successful quit attempt.

My QuitBuddy

Download a free quitting app, like My QuitBuddy.

They have practical tips and advice on quitting, with fun exercises and games to keep your hands busy and distract you when you feel the urge to light up.


QuitTxt sends you several SMS messages each day. They’re designed to help you prepare to quit, maintain your motivation and help you stay on track after you quit. Access QuitTxt here.

Health Professionals

You can ask your doctor about nicotine replacement therapies or quitting medications. Quitting medications such as Zyban are available on prescription. You can get nicotine patches, gum or lozenges cheaper if you have a prescription. Quitline can help guide you there.