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Every year about 19,000 Australians die of smoking related diseases. Smoking damages nearly every organ in the body and one in two lifetime smokers will die from their smoking. Quitting at any age gives immediate benefits and reduces the chance of developing smoking related illnesses. With planning and determination you can quit and stay a non-smoker.

 

Stopping smoking involves more than overcoming the physical addiction to nicotine. You will have the best chance of quitting and staying quit if you use an advice or support service and a proven quitting medicine.

 

Quitting services and medicines include:

 
  • Quitline phone 13 7848 (13 QUIT) – for the cost of a local call – offers a free Quit Pack, expert information and advice, courses, coaching and support

  • The QuitCoach (www.quitcoach.org.au) – a free, interactive website

  • Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) – to reduce nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms. It is most useful for people who smoke more than 10 cigarettes per day. People who use NRT are twice as likely to stay quit as those who try to use willpower alone. NRT is available, without a prescription, in the form of chewing gum, skin patches, inhalers, sublingual tablets or lozenges. Ask a pharmacist for advice

  • Non-nicotine quitting medicine that can be prescribed by a doctor.


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