Healthy living

Aboriginal health – did you know about Quitline?

How Quitline counsellors support you

  • Provide you with resources.
  • Give you information about quit medications.
  • Link you up with tackling smoking and health workers in your area.
  • Help develop a quit plan for your whole family.
  • Link you up with quit groups.
  • Help you with tips to manage withdrawal and cravings.
  • Call you back to see how you’re doing and offer support.
  • Provide you with tips and strategies on how to quit and help you make a plan.

Drawing of an Aboriginal familyDrawing of a selection of nicotine patches, lozenges, gums and quit smoking medications

Quitline

Drawing of Aboriginal woman giving a presentation on quitting smokingQuitline is a confidential telephone service. Quitline counsellors are very experienced in helping people stop or reduce their smoking. They understand quitting can be tough, and it may take a few attempts to find the right way for you.

Phone: 13 7848 (13 QUIT) (local call rates from landline only)

Quitline logo - phone 13 78 48

Where to get help

If you’re thinking about quitting or cutting down on smokes there are a lot of people who could help you.

You can speak to your:

  • doctor or GP
  • local nurse
  • chemist
  • Aboriginal health practitioner
  • AMS health worker
  • tobacco cessation worker
  • other people who have quit
  • family and friends.

Quitline

Quitline is a confidential telephone service. You can call Quitline and choose to speak with an Aboriginal counsellor. Quitline counsellors are very experienced in helping people stop or reduce their smoking.

Quitline counsellors understand that quitting smoking can be tough, and they will support you to find the way to quit that works for you.

Phone: 13 7848 (13 QUIT) (local call rates from land line only). You can also text 0477 765 007 to receive a call back from a counsellor. Counsellors are available from:
  • Monday to Friday 7am – 8pm
  • Saturday 12.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Sunday closed.

Remember

  • Quitline is a free confidential telephone support service – call 13 7848 (13 QUIT).
  • Quitline counsellors can give you information about quit medications.
  • Quitting smoking is tough and it may take a few attempts to be successful.

Illustrations by Patrick Bayly


Acknowledgements

Chronic Disease Prevention Directorate


This publication is provided for education and information purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical care. Information about a therapy, service, product or treatment does not imply endorsement and is not intended to replace advice from your healthcare professional. Readers should note that over time currency and completeness of the information may change. All users should seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional for a diagnosis and answers to their medical questions.

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