Quit Smoking

Speak to one of our doctors to discuss your options to quit smoking, which may include prescribed smoking cessation products. Where prescriptions are provided you can get them conveniently sent to your phone or delivered to your door.

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If you need immediate help call Quitline on 13 7848 for telephone support from a counsellor.

Convenient clinical care

Video consult with a doctor for smoking cessation

Quitting tobacco smoking has numerous health benefits: enhancing your quality of life, reducing the risk of premature death, and lowering the chances of serious diseases like cancer and cardiovascular disease. The positive impacts on health are noticeable almost immediately. While some people may opt to go ‘cold turkey,’ seeking support from a doctor for smoking cessation can improve your chances of successfully quitting for good. Get clinical guidance via a Quit Smoking video consultation, available during business hours.

Investment in your health

We’re here to help you quit smoking for good

Quitting smoking can be tough, but the most effective approach is to consult with a doctor and create a personalised quitting plan. According to Quitline, smoking 20 cigarettes daily costs over $10,000 annually – while a Quit Smoking consult costs only $19.90, today.

We’re here for your entire journey. Support is also available through mental health treatment plan assessments, helping you to find support for your quitting journey and develop strategies to manage potential triggers and withdrawal symptoms.

Pricing

How much do appointments cost?

Smoking Cessation

$19.90

Our Smoking Cessation service is for adult smokers over the age of 18. A Medicare card or IHI number is required to access this service.

Benefits

Why choose Doctors on Demand for smoking cessation?

Personalised treatment to quit smoking

Quit smoking today, and for the long term. All of our Doctors are Australian-registered, fully qualified, insured and experienced in providing smoking cessation consultations.

Quick access

We know how important it is to receive your medication quickly. The Quit Smoking service allows you to take your eScript directly to your preferred pharmacy, or benefit from delivery to your door.

Safety & quality is our priority

All our doctors are registered in Australia by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for a minimum of 3 years. Safety is their priority – and ours.  

Highly rated by 600,000+ patients

We maintain a 4.8/5 star average doctor experience rating across all our consults, catering to over 600,000 patients of all ages & genders, living in all States & Territories across Australia.

How it works

A simple 5-step process

1

Request a doctor on-demand

Choose the ‘quit smoking’ option to book a 15 minute video consult with a practitioner.

2

Sign up or login

Enter or confirm you personal details so we know who you are and our doctor knows your current medical history.

3

Online doctor consult

You can tell your doctor about your experience with quitting smoking to date and what level of support you would like throughout your journey. 

4

Access your medications

If prescribed, you can opt to get an eScript for pickup at your preferred pharmacy, or get your medications delivered to your door.

5

Long-Term Planning

To help you reach your goals, we offer regular follow-up appointments, typically every 2 weeks to a month, to monitor your progress.

We’re here now to help you quit smoking.

Frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know

Who is eligible for the Quit Smoking service?

You can speak to one of our doctors about smoking cessation if you are over 18 years of age, and a regular smoker. Book online.

If you are under 18 and seeking advice about quitting smoking, you can make a standard appointment to speak with a doctor; read our related FAQ: ‘I am under 18, can I get a prescription for smoking cessation products?’.

What does smoking cessation mean?

Smoking cessation, commonly known as quitting or stopping smoking, refers to the act of ending tobacco smoking.

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What types of treatments are available for smoking cessation?

For people who want to quit smoking, treatment includes:

• Combination of behavioural support and TGA-approved pharmacotherapy – first-line therapy (options are medicines that have been shown to be effective and safe and are licensed for smoking cessation. In Australia, these medicines include Nicotine Replacement Therapy, varenicline and sustained-release preparations of bupropion hydrochloride.)*
• For people who have failed to achieve smoking cessation with first-line therapy, your doctor may recommend nicotine vaping products in conjunction with behavioural support.

To ensure you receive the right treatments and help on your smoking cessation journey, speak to a doctor.


*Reference: The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Supporting smoking cessation: A guide for health professionals. 2nd edn.
East Melbourne, Vic: RACGP, 2019.

How do I get a prescription for smoking cessation treatment?

You can speak to one of our doctors who can discuss your options to quit smoking. The provision of a prescription is within the professional discretion of the consulting doctor.

To ensure you receive the right treatments and help on your smoking cessation journey, speak to a doctor.

If I am prescribed smoking cessation products, can I order and have products delivered to my home?

You can request to have your prescribed products delivered from our partner pharmacy to anywhere in Australia. A signature will be required for receipt to ensure you are the patient named on the prescription and over 18 years of age.

I don’t smoke, but I want to vape. Can I get a prescription?

No – nicotine vaping products are a smoking cessation therapy for individuals seeking to quit smoking or continue to stay off cigarettes.

How long does it take to receive my medication after obtaining an online prescription?

If prescribed, you can opt to get an eScript as an SMS to your phone or email for pickup at your preferred pharmacy, or get your medications delivered to your door.

Delivery orders received before 2.30pm will be delivered to metro areas (including interstate) by the next day. If you’re in a regional area, it will normally take 1-2 days, and 2-3 days for rural areas.

Please note: The delivery timeframes listed are estimates only, not guarantees and do not include delays from our couriers.

What next?

If you have support to quit, you will have a better chance of succeeding.

Every smoker’s journey to quitting is unique, so it’s best to consult a doctor who can assist you in tailoring the best treatment to help you leave cigarettes behind for good.

Convenient and affordable quit smoking doctor consultations, just $19.90 during business hours.

If you need immediate help call Quitline on 13 7848, Monday to Friday 8am – 8pm EST, for telephone support from a counsellor. A doctor can consult with you on the appropriate use of smoking cessation products or a mental health treatment plan, while Quitline counsellors can give general advice and support.

Talk to a doctor about approved treatments to quit smoking.