Smoking is the largest preventable cause of death in Australia. Every year about 19,000 Australians die of smoking related diseases. Smoking damages nearly every organ in the body and one in two lifetime smokers will die from their smoking. Quitting at any age gives immediate benefits and reduces the chance of developing smoking related illnesses. With planning and determination you can quit and stay a non-smoker.
Stopping smoking involves more than overcoming the physical addiction to nicotine. You will have the best chance of quitting and staying quit if you use an advice or support service and a proven quitting medicine.