Your doctor is an excellent first point of contact if you're thinking about quitting.
Seeing your doctor is a smart first step when planning to quit, particularly if you have a health condition, are pregnant or are taking medication.
Some medications may need adjusting before you quit smoking.
Your GP can also help you with:
- advice about quitting products such as nicotine patches, nicotine gum, combination therapy or quitting medication
- cheaper nicotine patches, lozenges and gum on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
- cheaper Champix (varenicline) or Zyban (bupropion) on the PBS
- putting you in touch with Quitline
Your doctor can also offer encouragement and support along the way and chat to you about any worries you might have about quitting.
Did you know that the best way to quit is to use medication or nicotine replacement products plus a personalised service like Quitline?
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Quit Specialists are trained to listen carefully to you to help meet your needs.