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Support Program for Students
JCU is a smoke-free campus so there has never been a better time to quit smoking. JCU understands that quitting can be difficult, but with the right tools and support, it is possible.
The Queensland Health Intensive Quit Support Program offers support to JCU students who smoke and are interested in quitting. The program is available to all students in Townsville, Cairns and other rural, regional and remote areas.
Quit Smoking Support Options for JCU Students
- Intensive Quit Support Program (see below)
- Counselling though Student Equity and Well being services or JCU Psychology
- Access online Quit Smoking Resources through the Quit HQ website
Support from Quitline
The counselling component of this program is provided by Quitline, which is a confidential, free service for people who want to quit smoking. The service will provide you with information, advice and assistance tailored to your particular needs.
Quitline counsellors are available 7am-10pm, 7 days a week. Calls from anywhere in Queensland cost the price of a local call (calling from a mobile costs more). Quitline also has a team of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander counsellors, who students can request during their call.
The Intensive Quit Support Program provides eligible participants with Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT).
How to register
Sign up to the Intensive Quit Support Program by calling Quitline on 13 QUIT
(13 78 48).
The Queensland Government provides a variety of support tools and resources, including a smoking cost calculator, information about the health benefits of giving up smoking, smoking myths, and access to support services, including Quitline, QuitCoach and My QuitBuddy App. Visit Quit HQ for further information.