Good Health Blog

Up in smoke. We can do better.

- December 5, 2013
When is the best time to stop smoking?  Now.

How do I stop?  Don’t buy them. Don’t light one and do no put one in your month. That is called stopped.

I love this quote from 50 years ago.
“if cigarettes keep going up in price I’m going to have to quit. 20 cents a pack is ridiculous!’

The price on your pocket remains ridiculous but the price on your health is horrendous.

There has never been a better time to quit smoking, so join the 230,000 Australians that have already downloaded the National Tobacco Campaign’s award winning My QuitBuddy* free smartphone app and get the support you need right now – 24/7!

Smoking trends

The 2011–12 National Health Survey confirms the consistent downward trend in smoking rates for those aged 18 years and over, with the rate in 2011–12 of 16% being below the rates of 19% in 2007–08, 21% in 2004–05 and 22% in 2001 (Figure 2.12).

Rates of daily smoking were higher for males (18%) than for females (14%) in 2011–12, although male rates have declined at a slightly faster rate since 2001.

Become a statistic. Join those who have successfully quit.

figure-2.12 Daily smoking in Australia, by sex, 2001, 2004-05, 2007–08 and 2011–12. Figure 2.12 shows the drop in the proportion of people that smoked daily over the four National Health Survey years 2001, 2004-05, 2007-08 and 2011-12
Figure 2.12: Daily smoking in Australia, by sex, 2001, 2004-05, 2007–08 and 2011–12