Quit Smoking, time to kick butt
We all know that smoking is a bad habit and the sooner you stop the better, but it can be tough to do alone.
So, don’t. When you’re ready to make a fresh start, we’ll give you up to $120 on completion of an approved quit smoking course. Not only will your lungs thank you, but so will your wallet.
Australian Unity approved quit smoking courses are run by Smokenders, Allen Carr's Easyway and the QUIT Foundation.
Once you’re ready to claim just send the receipt provided by your approved quit smoking provider with a completed claim form to Australian Unity.
No waiting period
Up to $120 on completion of an approved quit smoking course
$240 per person lifetime limit
A valid receipt is required when claiming
Available with all Hospital, Combination and Extras covers except Care 'n Repair, Budget Hospital, Budget Extras and Overseas Visitors Cover. Where a member has the same benefit on Hospital and Extras cover, claims may only be made under the Hospital cover.
Give me 6 good reasons why I should quit smoking
Within a day almost all of the nicotine will be out of your bloodstream.
Within two months your immune system will have begun to recover and your lungs will no longer be producing extra phlegm caused by smoking.
After one year your blood pressure will return to normal.
Within two to five years there will be a large drop in your risk of heart attack and stroke.
After 10 years your risk of lung cancer will be markedly lower than that of a smoker and will continue to decline (provided the disease is not already present).
After 15 years your risk of heart attack and stroke will be almost the same as that of a person who has never smoked.