Your Health and Quitting

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Your Health and Quitting

Quitting

There are many ways to quit smoking.

For information and support:

  • call the Quitline on 13 7848
  • visit Quit Tasmania
  • Download MyQuitBuddy, a personalised app available for free from Google Play or iTunes
  • Talk to a doctor or pharmacist about products that can reduce your cravings such as nicotine replacement therapies (find your options here) or medications (champix, zyban)

Smoke Free Pregnancies

For information and support:


Smoke Free Young People

A new social media campaign called ‘1, 2, 3…. Hooked’ recently started to encourage young Tasmanians not to take up smoking and to support recently established smokers to quit.

The campaign has a series of short promotional videos on YouTube, Facebook Instagram and Catchup free-to-air channels as well as promotional items such as postcards and posters.

For information on how to be smoke free visit Smoke Free Generation


Smoking and Mental HealthLet's Start a Conversation

Let’s Start a Conversation encourages staff within the mental health sector to become comfortable starting conversations with their clients about stopping smoking.

Resources for clients:

Resources for staff:

Let's start a conversation videos >

These videos are available on YouTube, with captioning.

Let's start a conversation - campaign video


Watch Let's start a conversion on YouTube (closed captions available)

Stopping smoking saves money


Watch Stopping smoking saves money on YouTube (closed captions available)

Starting a conversation


Watch Starting a conversation on YouTube (closed captions available)

So I have started a conversation, what's next?


Watch So I have started a conversation, what's next? on YouTube (closed captions available)

Jason


Watch Jason on YouTube (closed captions available)

Sharon


Watch Sharon on YouTube (closed captions available)

Smoking Cessation Training

The Tasmanian Health Service Smoking Cessation Program provides training to all health care workers on how to ask clients about their smoking, provide brief advice to quit and recommend options to quit smoking.

They also conduct facilitator training courses for anyone in contact with people who smoke to run the No More Butts group support program.

This training is particularly useful for people who work in community or health settings to build skills to provide intensive support for clients to become smoke free.

The Smoking Cessation Program team consists of a statewide coordinator and three regional consultants based within public hospitals.

For more information contact: