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What is smoking cessation?

Quitting smoking is a significant step towards a healthier life. Smoking affects nearly every organ in your body, and giving it up is one of the best decisions you can make for your long-term health. It’s a journey that anyone who smokes can embark on, regardless of how long you’ve been smoking or how many cigarettes you smoke. While the path to becoming smoke-free is different for everyone, the destination is the same: a healthier, happier life.

When you decide to quit smoking, your body begins to heal, but you may also experience withdrawal symptoms as it adjusts to the absence of nicotine. At HelloGP, we understand the challenges of quitting smoking, and we’re here to support you at every step. Our comprehensive approach includes an initial assessment to tailor a quitting plan to your individual needs. We offer a range of support services and treatments, from behavioural counselling to medication that can help manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings. We also provide ongoing encouragement and monitoring to help you stay on track.

Frequently Asked Questions

Quitting smoking can lead to improved lung function, reduced risk of cancer and heart disease, increased energy, and enhanced overall health. It also saves money and reduces exposure to harmful toxins.

Nicotine withdrawal symptoms, like cravings and irritability, can be managed with various techniques, including nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), counselling, and behavioural strategies.

Your HelloGP doctor can help tailor a plan to your needs.

Yes, there are medications like nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), prescription medications, and non-nicotine medications that can aid in smoking cessation. These can be discussed during your telehealth consultation.

Australia offers a range of support services, including quitlines, online resources, and telehealth platforms like HelloGP. Our experts can provide guidance, counseling, and medication management to help you quit smoking successfully.

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