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.
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