Education, one to one support and courses are available to individuals wishing to give up tobacco smoking. This includes assessing your smoking behaviour, identifying your triggers, dealing with withdrawal symptoms and information on Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), such as gum, patches, lozenges, mouth spray and the inhalator.
The best way to maximise the chances of quitting is:
Support (MDHS, GP, Quitline) + Nicotine Replacement Products (eg patches, lozenges, mouth spray)
Contact MDHS General Intake: 5461 0333, press 1 to be put through to Community Services and ask to speak to the Intake Worker. Or call;
Quitline: 13 7848 (24 hour service). Counselling is available Monday to Friday 8am – 8pm.
Website: www.quitcoach.org.au QuitCoach is a free interactive website which generates personal advice tailored to individual needs by asking the user questions and analysing their responses.
QuitTxt sends several SMS messages each day designed to help the individual to prepare to quit, maintain motivation and help stay on track after quitting. QuitTxt gives useful advice wherever the person is on their quitting journey.
QuitTxt is free (other than the cost of texts you send) and has been shown to be effective.
VicHealth recommends apps such as Quit Now, Quit Pro or Smoke Free.