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Do you smoke and want to stop? Here’s how we can help

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Do you smoke and want to stop? Here’s how we can help

When it comes to quitting everybody’s method and journeys are different. You may be someone who finds it easy to conquer or you may be someone who finds it more challenging to quit.
The good news is, that if one method fails you can always try another, and these methods can be combined to suit you.
Did you know that in 2014 & 2015 one in 7 Australians aged 15 and over were smoking daily? That’s 14% of Australian’s smoking daily (2.5 Million people) with an additional 2% that would irregularly smoke (200,000 people).

Some methods you will trial or learn about are as followed,

  • The role of willpower
  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)
  • Prescription ‘Quit Smoking’ Medication
  • Professional support/advice
  • Cutting down to quit – reducing the amount you smoke before completely stopping.
  • ‘Cold Turkey’

For further information on the above methods please speak with your GP or Pharmacist to get the right advise for you.

Additional information can also be found at:  www.icanquit.com.au/quitting-methods

Reference: Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Health Survey 2014/15 (4364.0)

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