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10000 lives

10000 lives - join the movement

Let's work together towards saving 10,000 lives.

We will involve the community, non-government organisations and businesses in a range of health improvement campaigns as part of our Destination 2030 strategy, to support:

  • 10,000 fewer smoking related deaths
  • 10,000 fewer people overweight or obese
  • 10,000 fewer risky drinkers
  • 10,000 people trained in mental health first aid
  • Closing the 2-year life expectancy gap
  • Closing the 12-year indigenous life expectancy gap

Contact us

For more information about the 10,000 lives movement email 10000Lives@health.qld.gov.au


Quit smoking

Smoking tobacco remains the leading cause of preventable death in Australia.

By the year 2030, we want to reduce the rate of daily smokers in Central Queensland from 17% to 10%.

That’s 20,000 fewer smokers, which would result in 10,000 lives saved from smoking-related death and disease.

Quitline - free and confidential help to quit

Research shows that using nicotine replacement therapy with counselling more than doubles your chance of quitting for good.

Quitline is a confidential, free service that will provide you with information, advice and assistance tailored to your needs.

Counsellors are available 7am-10pm, 7 days a week.

All Central Queensland smokers are eligible for:

  • 12 weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy (posted to your home)
  • 4 confidential call backs with a Quitline counsellor to support you through quitting

Call Quitline now on 13 78 48


Last updated: 12 June 2019