Quit for good
About 1 in 8 cancer deaths can be attributed to smoking. More than 15,000 Australians are diagnosed with a smoking-related cancer each year.
Smoking is a risk factor for 16 cancer types: lung, oral cavity, pharynx, oesophagus, stomach, bowel, liver, pancreas, nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses, larynx, uterine cervix, ovary, urinary bladder, kidney, ureter and bone marrow (myeloid leukaemia).
Tasmania has the second highest smoking rate in the country with over 70,000 adults who smoke daily (17.9% compared to 14.5% nationally).
What smoking does to your body
Smoking harms nearly every organ in your body. Among smokers who never quit, one in two will die from a disease caused by smoking.Learn more
Help to quit
Call the Quitline on 13 78 48 or visit www.quittas.org.au
Quitline counsellors offer help with quitting for the cost of a local call (except mobiles). The Quitline counsellors are trained to understand the quitting process and how challenging it can be. They offer a range of services to help you quit,including:
A callback service to assist you through the quitting process
Advice about various products and quitting methods
Various resources are available.Learn more
Myths about smoking
Sort the fact from fiction with our review of smoking myths and misconceptions.
Smoking and pregnancy
Quitting smoking when you’re pregnant will make you feel better and give your baby a better start in life. Quitting at any time during your pregnancy reduces the risk of harm to your baby.Learn more
Passive smoking causes early death and health problems in children and adults who do not smoke. A smoke-free environment is the only way to fully protect non-smokers from the dangers of second-hand smoke.