Help to quit

Evidence-based smoking cessation tools for your workplace

Help your staff go smoke and vape free

In 2017-2018, researchers found that nearly one in seven Australian adults smoked tobacco on a daily basis1 despite the well-documented personal and workplace benefits of going smoke-free2. Based on these findings and benefits, we’ve developed a low-cost program to help your staff and their loved ones quit smoking for life.

'Help to Quit' encourages your employees to adopt a team-based approach to quitting by engaging with their GP and health professionals.

'Help to Quit' kits

'Help to Quit' kits condense medically accurate and evidence-based practice to help your employees create their own tailored quit plan. By taking a step by step approach to building their own quit plan, your employees get to understand their personal reasons for smoking, what it takes to quit and how to develop a TEAM-based method (TELL, EXPLAIN, ASK, MANAGE) that is specific to them and their lifestyle.


'Help to Quit' kits encourages anyone attempting to quit to engage with their GP. Quitting smoking can be very challenging, but support from a GP – which can include medicine, counselling, and other tools – can improve your employees'  chance of success.


“Smokers often think they should be able to quit without assistance but given the highly addictive nature of tobacco smoking, the unassisted quit rate at one year is only about 7%3”

Free launch pack

Each Help to Quit program comes with a launch package to run a highly visible quit campaign at your workplace year-round.

Toolbox talk video

Poster artwork

6 EDM's/ articles to share throughout the year with your staff

Workplace quit smoking programs can have an immediate return on investment, with significant return on investment within as little as two years7.

Lower your costs

Significant financial incentives for tobacco cessation in the workplace exist. Research suggests that lost productivity resulting from smoking can cost employers up to $157,000 over the working lifetime of a smoking employee4. Many benefits to providing a smoke-free workplace can be found5,6

Reduce absenteeism

Potentially reduce risk of legal action and compensation claims

Lower cleaning and maintenance costs

Increase productivity

Decrease injury and illness rates

Reduce absenteeism


Request a 'Help To Quit' sample pack for your workplace


1. Australian Bureau of Statistics. “National Health Survey: First Results Australia 2017-18.” March 27, 2019. Accessed June 13, 2019.$File/national%20health%20survey%20first%20results,%202014-15.pdf

2. Fichtenberg, Caroline M ; Glantz, Stanton A. “Effect of Smoke-Free Workplaces on Smoking Behaviour: Systematic Review.” BMJ (Clinical research ed.), no 325 (2002): 188. Accessed June 13, 2019.

3. “Smoking Cessation Guidelines for Australian General Practice.” Department of Health. Accessed June 13, 2019.$File/smoking_flip.pdf

4. Owen, Alice J. ; Maulida, Salsabil B. ; Zomer, Ella ; Liew, Danny. “Productivity Burden of Smoking in Australia: A Life Table Modelling Study.” Tobacco Control no 28 (2019): 297-304.. Accessed June 13, 2019.

5. Commonwealth of Australia: NOHSC National Occupational Health & Safety Commission. “Guidance Note on the Elimination of Environmental Tobacco Smoke in the Workplace.” NOHSC (2003): 3019. Accessed June 13, 2019.

6. Department of Health, Western Australia. “Supporting smoke-free workplaces-a policy implementation guide.” Accessed June 13, 2019.

7. Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity Program (2007), Worksite Resource Kit to Prevent Obesity and Related Chronic Diseases. Wisconsin Partnership for Activity and Nutrition, Wisconsin. Accessed June 13, 2019.