When you know you need to quit smoking, arrange a consultation with Dr.Tony Hu and Dr Updesh Dhillon of Hale Road Medical Centre, Forrestfield. Dr. Hu and Dr Dhillon can help with information and support on how to stop smoking.
As a GP, Dr. Hu and Dr Dhillon can provide personal, tailored advice, considering your medical history. He will help find the best way of giving up smoking for your situation and needs.
“Research has shown that the most effective way to quit is to seek ongoing support from a health professional, such as a doctor, nurse or pharmacist, and use a combination of counselling and medication. In fact, only 3-5 per cent of unaided quit attempts succeed. With counselling and support from health care professionals and the use of stop-smoking medication, your chance of success is increased to 25-30%.” *
There is no easy way, but the following top tips to quit smoking will help you to achieve success:
And, most importantly, see your GP – Dr. Tony Hu or Dr Updesh Dhillon – at Hale Road Medical Centre. Your Doctor can help you quit smoking for good. Call him today!
As well as offering specialist advice, your GP can give you a prescription for medication that will help reduce your craving for nicotine. He can also prescribe stop smoking aids such as patches or gum, as well as advising on e-cigarettes.
Nicotine replacement therapy, or NRT, helps beat cravings for nicotine and includes products which have low levels of nicotine but with no tar, no carbon monoxide and none of the toxic chemicals that are in tobacco. NRT and other stop smoking aids can be in the form of patches, gum, sprays, lozenges, inhalers or nasal sprays. Stop smoking aids to help manage cravings and make quitting easier. Your GP will advise you on the uses and effects of these aids, as well as e-cigarettes, in your stop smoking journey, according to your situation and individual preference.
If necessary, your GP can refer you to a specialist ‘Stop Smoking’ service.
This can be all be done by video call or visit – book your appointment today.
In 8-12 weeks (ie. by 3 months from now) you can be free of smoking, its expense and the harm it can do to your body and to those around you.
Stopping smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health. Your lungs and body will repair over time and you will gain massive benefits.
Benefits of stopping smoking mean you can: