1.1 Healthy public policies are developed by developed in conjunction with the
state government. Examples of policies include laws relating to smoking in
public places, tobacco advertising, the display of cigarettes in retail outlets,
tobacco packaging and tobacco taxes.
2 Create supportive
2.1 Quit creates supportive environments by providing personalised
counselling for those wanting to stop smoking. The Quitline is Quit’s
telephone service that individuals can use to receive advice and support
when quitting smoking. Online support is also available on the Quit
3.1 Quit strengthens community action by assisting health professionals,
community groups and various population groups to develop anti-smoking
strategies. It does this by providing specialist training for health professionals
and providing funding and resources for community and population groups to
decrease smoking prevalence.
4 Develop personal
4.1 Quit develops personal skills by providing information regarding tobacco
smoking and the benefits associated with not smoking. This is achieved through
a mass advertising campaign and via downloadable information on their
5 Re-orient health
5.1 Quit reorients health services by investing millions of dollars in
smoking prevention research. This research then provides best
practice techniques for preventing people from starting smoking
and assisting smokers to quit. This can reduce the incidence of
many illnesses such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.