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How to deal with the first few weeks

Let’s not beat around the bush: quitting smoking can be challenging.

But people who have gone smokefree tell us it’s the most rewarding thing they’ve ever done. 

The first few weeks are the hardest but we’ve got plenty of ideas to keep you on the straight and narrow – including talking to our Quit Specialists. Give us a call on 13 7848 or request a callback.

If you're finding the first few weeks really tough, nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products or quitting medications (Champix or Zyban) can help to take the edge off cravings. In fact, using Quitline with either NRT or a quitting medication is the most effective quitting method. Combination therapy (using NRT patches with a fast-acting NRT product like mouth spray or gum is also really effective, especially when used with Quitline). 

Here are some swaps that you can use to help deal with common triggers: 
Expectations
NRT
Staying quit
Triggers
Withdrawal

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