The first step to quitting is understanding the risks associated with smoking. Smoking damages the blood vessels leading to your heart, brain and other parts of your body. This makes you four times more likely to die of heart attack or stroke and three times more likely to die from sudden cardiac death. Keep trying Quitting smoking isn’t always easy. It can take persistence. You can do it with planning, practice, and help. Reach out for support If you’re finding it hard to quit, support is available. Call Quitline on 137 848. You can also talk to your doctor about options that might help you.
Quit for loved ones To protect the health of your family and friends, stop smoking inside your home, car and other enclosed places. Do it now When you quit smoking, your risk of heart attack and stroke decreases almost straight away.