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Why quit?

Quit smoking and you’ll start to feel the benefits in as little as 24 hours after your last cigarette 1.

You’ll have a lower risk of lung cancer, heart disease, stroke, and respiratory disease – as well as avoid paying extra tobacco taxes 1, 2.

Discover what quitting smoking means for you.

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Calculate the extra tax you’ll pay in 4 years

The 50%3 extra tobacco tax is increasing the cost of cigarettes.

Use the calculator to see how much extra tax you’ll pay.

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Extra tax from 2014-2017

  1. $1600
    extra tax
    2014
  2. $1600
    extra tax
    2015
  3. $1600
    extra tax
    2016
  4. $1600
    extra tax
    2017
  • Current costs
  • Extra tax

Health benefits when you quit

    • Fingerprint Your fingertips will become warmer and hands steadier4
    • Healthy heart Risk of stroke, heart disease & lung cancer falls2
    • Red Cross Your immune system is stronger4
    • Infant Chances of conceiving for women increases5
    • Fast food Meals taste more delicious4
    • Sunny beach In a year the savings could be the cost of a holiday6, 7

Talking to a doctor

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Questions to ask your doctor

Make the conversation about quitting smoking easier. Download ‘Questions to ask your doctor’ and take them along to your appointment. You could ask:

What are my options? How long will it take for me to quit? What to expect during nicotine withdrawal?
Don’t forget

Don’t have time to organise a visit right now? Set up a calendar reminder at a time that suits you.

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