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Talking to your doctor about quitting

Did you know that GPs are a great first point of contact to work out your quit plan?

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 quitting products such as patches, gum or quitting medication 
  • Cheaper patches, Champix (varenicline) or Zyban (bupropion) on the PBS 
  • Where to get support to help you quit

Your GP 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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