Quit smoking with the help from your doctor

Avoid the 60%1 increase in extra tobacco tax - quit now

Quitting smoking is never easy but with the help and support of your doctor you could have your best quit attempt yet. By stopping smoking, you’ll not only feel better, your health risks will reduce and you’ll avoid paying extra tobacco tax. Use the calculator below to see the savings.

To make the conversation easier about quitting smoking, download the ‘Questions to ask your Doctor’ and take them along to your appointment.

1 The tax on tobacco will increase by 12.5% in 2013 then again in 2014, 2015 and 2016. This is an additional 60% by September 2016.

Calculate the extra tax you’ll pay in 4 years

For a person who smokes 15 cigarettes a day and who buys a pack of 25 cigarettes for $17 a pack, they’ll pay this amount of extra tobacco tax:

Year 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Extra tax $0 $294 $625 $998 $1417
Packet Price $17.00 $18.08 $19.28 $20.65 $22.18
% Increase 12.50% 26.56% 42.38% 60.18%
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The 60%1 extra tobacco tax is increasing the cost of cigarettes

Use the calculator to see how much extra tax you’ll pay

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  1. 2013

    $0 extra tax
  2. 2014

    $294 extra tax
  3. 2015

    $625 extra tax
  4. 2016

    $998 extra tax
  5. 2017

    $1417 extra tax
Current costs Extra tax

1 From 1 December 2013, the tobacco tax increases from 50.6% of the cost of your cigarettes at a compound growth rate of 12.5% annually until 2016.

The chances of nailing it should be better with a doctor

If you’ve tried different methods to quit smoking, talk to your doctor about the options to nail it. To make the conversation easier about quitting smoking, download the ‘Questions to ask your Doctor’ and take them along to your appointment.

  1. Counselling
    and support

  2. Prescription
    medicine

  3. Nicotine
    replacement
    therapy

  4. Cold turkey

  5. Alternative Methods
    e.g. hypnotherapy,
    acupuncture

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