Delivering a Healthy WA
Smoke Free WA Health

Need help to quit smoking?

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist for more information, including advice, support and information on the best and most appropriate quit medication for you.

Call the Quitline on 13 78 48 (13 QUIT) or visit www.QuitNow.gov.au

Quitline 137848

Cancer Council WA (external link) has information about quitting, including Fresh Start courses.

Quit Coach (external link) is an online, interactive tool to help you quit smoking, giving support before you quit and during the process.

My QuitBuddy (external link) is a personalised interactive free app with quit tips, daily motivational messages and countdown to quitting reminders. It can be downloaded on an iPhone or iPad from iTunes

WA Health staff

All WA Health owned and leased premises are smoke free. 1

Smoking is not permitted on Department of Health premises throughout Western Australia.

Staff, patients, visitors, contractors and volunteers are not permitted to smoke in hospitals, community health centres, office buildings, grounds, car parks or vehicles.

Strictly no smoking past this pointNo smoking anywhere on grounds

» Smoke Free WA Health System Policy and Guidelines

Information for staff, contractors and volunteers

Smoke Free WA Health: Advice for staff

1 Involuntary mental health inpatients over the age of 18 years may be exempted from specific aspects of the Smoke Free WA Health System Policy in certain circumstances. See more information about mental health exemptions.

Training for WA Health staff

  • Brief Intervention Training (external link)

    This evidence based, best practice training program has been developed by the National Drug Research Institute specifically for Smoke Free WA Health. All WA Health Staff are encouraged to complete the training to achieve competency in brief intervention and motivational interviewing.

  • Fresh Start Program (external link)

    Cancer Council Western Australia trains health professionals to improve their skills, knowledge and confidence in providing smoking cessation support to smokers who they may deal with in the course of their work, either one-on-one or in the form of group counselling. Help to manage patients who smoke.

    All clinical staff have a shared responsibility for supporting patients in complying with the Smoke Free WA Health System Policy.

    You can refer patients to Quitline for ongoing counselling and support to quit smoking. Referral forms are available for download (external link). Encourage smokers to access the quit smoking resources listed above.

Information about nicotine replacement therapy

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