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Some people see quitting as a private battle between themselves and cigarettes—but it doesn’t have to be. Finding support gives you the best chance of quitting successfully.

Generally there are two types of support:

  1. Emotional and behavioural support
  2. Medication (pharmacological) support

Emotional and behavioural support

All Quitline 13 78 48 for access to emotional and behavioural support. You will have access to trained counsellors who understand the addiction and what you are going through. They are a great source of motivation and will work with your strengths to tailor practical quitting strategies.

Consider other members of your support team—perhaps your doctor, pharmacist, and your family and friends.

Medication support

Quitting medications, such as nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and Champix, can help to reduce withdrawal symptoms such as nicotine cravings. They usually do not stop withdrawal symptoms altogether, as most people’s smoking is also linked to habits and emotions.


Giving up smoking is a process that’s going to be unique for everyone. Whether you end up using both medication and emotional support, or just one, Quitline is the place to start to work out what will be best for you.