Ways to support a young person to quit smoking:   

  • Ring the Tasmanian Quitline on 13 QUIT (13 7848) so they can talk to a local professional counsellor who can provide support and advice about quitting. If the young person is reluctant to make the first call you can ring and speak with the counselor first and then introduce the young person.

  • Order a free Quit Pack from the Tasmanian Quitline by texting the word “SMOKEFREE” along with their name and address to 0447 987 230. This will provide them with written self-help information. 

  • Refer them to the Tasmanian Quitline online or download a Fax Referral Form from the same link and fax to 03 6169 1941.

  • Refer them to the Link Youth Health Service to access one off support such as free nicotine replacement therapy or medications through the Youth Health Fund which is administered statewide. To access this support, the young person will need to see a doctor to get a prescription.

  • Download the My QuitBuddy app for free from the App store, Google Play or the Windows Phone Store.  This is an interactive app that provides quit tips, daily motivational messages and reminders. The user records their goals in pictures, words or audio messages and the panic button when craving provides a range of distractions.

  • If a young person is pregnant you can suggest the Quit for You Quit for Two app as well.