Seeing your doctor is a great 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 nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products (patches, mouth spray, gum, lozenge, inhalator) or quitting medication (Champix/varenicline, Zyban/bupropion).
- cheaper NRT patches, Champix (varenicline) or Zyban (bupropion) on the PBS
- where to get expert advice to help you quit.
Your GP can also offer encouragement and help along the way and chat to you about any worries you might have about quitting.
Explore other support options
There are a range of support options available to help you quit.
Free Quit Support
Calling the Quitline increases your chance of quitting successfully.
Quit Specialists are trained to listen carefully to you to help meet your needs.