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Smoking cessation

10,000 Lives

CQ Health has an ambitious plan to reduce the number of adult smokers from 40,000 (Census 2016) down to 20,000 by the year 2030.

Since 50% of smokers in Central Queensland die prematurely, this plan aims to save 10,000 lives and provide additional health and wellbeing benefits to the CQ community over time.

Find out more about the 10,000 lives project

A key feature of 10,000 Lives is the partnership with Quitline (13 QUIT).

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: 20 May 2021


Quitline 13 78 48

Call Quitline for 12 weeks free Nicotine Replacement Therapy posted to your home and confidential phone support with trained counsellors.

10,000 Lives Program enquiries
10,000 Lives Project Officer (Smoking Cessation)
Phone: 07 4920 6989