At the National Council of Smoking we are keen to help you kick the smoking habit. But we know its difficult for you to do it alone. Contact our quit line on 011 720 3145 and we will walk you through the process.


During the Lockdown Period also contact us via WhatsApp on 063 828 2909


We've also uploaded some materials to help you along the way.

Click on our Make a Fresh Start book BELOW to help you through this process. 

Stopping smoking

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Many people are able to stop smoking without medication.

For others counselling and medication can increase the chance of successfully quitting.


For use of medicines like Nicotine Replacement Therapies speak to a pharmacist. For other prescription medicines speak to a health care practioner.

CANSA tips to help stop smoking

Fact sheet about health benefits of smoking cessation

The Heart and Stroke Foundation has professional staff that can provide educational support during the challenging time you may face when trying to stop tobacco smoking. During the period of the lockdown you may call 0842507374 for assistance.


The Cancer Association of South Africa runs an online program which provides support and information for smokers who would like to stop smoking at ekickbutt.org.za.

If you are struggling with breaking the addiction cycle you can also reach out to - the South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SANCA) via WhatsApp on 076 535 1701 or call them on 011 892 3829.


For help on how to manage stress and anxiety you can call the South African Depression and Anxiety Support Group who can be contacted on 0800 21 22 23 and 0800 70 80 90