If you are having trouble kicking the habit and want to save thousands of dollars a year, come and see one of our specially trained nurses who will guide and support you though a stop smoking programme.
Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health and that of your family.
Smoking is addictive, and can be very difficult to stop despite knowing they ought to stop. A discussion with one of the nurses or your doctor maybe the first step in quitting.
Quitline — ph 0800 778 778 will help and support you with your plan, and nicotine replacement products are readily via Quitline or via our practice nurses.
It is very important to have strategies in place to deal with those situations where you are tempted to light up again.
If the support programmes are not successful, your doctor can recommend oral medications to assist, or we can develop a programme for you that will include nicotine replacement therapies or in some cases oral medication.
There are special programmes for expectant mothers who smoke, or women planning on becoming pregnant. These are also available through our practice nurses. Pregnancy related complications occur more frequently in women who smoke.
Adults who smoke in a household with young babies and children increases the risk for the child having breathing problems, chest infections and asthma and also an increased risk of cot death.
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