Are you ready to be smoke free?
Quitline is a free, professional phone service to help you become smoke free. If you prefer, you can also ask to speak to an Aboriginal counsellor.
Call Quitline on 137 848
You can also ask your doctor, nurse, midwife or other health professional for advice to become smoke free.
Helping U 2 Quit Service (Northern NSW LHD)
Helping U 2 Quit is a free service that offers face to face support or phone couselling to help you become smoke free. You can be referred to the free Helping U 2 Quit service by:
* a Northern NSW Local Health District doctor, nurse or allied health professional if you are a patient of the Northern NSW Local Health District
* your GP if you live within the Northern NSW Local Health District footprint
Phone 07 5506 7010 for more information. Health professionals can find the Helping U 2 Quit referral form on our Referrals for prevention programs page.
Your heart rate decreases
The level of carbon monoxide in your expired air has decreased dramatically
Your risk of heart attack begins to reduce, your lung function improves making exercise easier
Coughing and shortness of breath decrease
Your risk of coronary heart disease is halved
Your risk of mouth, throat and oesophageal cancer and stroke decreases
Your risk of lung cancer is halved and your risk of bladder, kidney and pancreatic cancer decreases
Your risk of coronary heart disease and risk of death decrease to about the same as someone who has never smoked
Reference: NSW Ministry of Health, Tobacco Cessation, Benefits of quitting smoking fact sheet