Support Program for Students

Support Program for Students

JCU is going smoke-free 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. You may also be eligible for a quit support program that includes counselling sessions combined with nicotine replacement therapy, such as patches, gum and lozenges.

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).

Online resources

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.