Quit Smoking

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If you’re ready to quit smoking, the team at your local Ramsay Pharmacy is ready to help. We have everything you need to help you quit – and stay smokefree.

Quit smoking products

Different products work better for different people. Depending on how long you have smoked and how much you smoked, your personal preferences and triggers, your doctor or Ramsay Pharmacist can recommend products suited to you.

Some commonly-used quit smoking aids available at your local Ramsay Pharmacy include:

  • Nicotine gum
  • Nicotine patches
  • Oral sprays
  • Nicotine inhalers
  • Lozenges or tablets


Benefits of quitting smoking

Smoking is the main cause of preventable death and disease in Australia, damaging almost every organ in the body. The greatest benefit to quitting is improving your overall health and reducing your risk of disease and early death.

You will begin to notice improvements to your health as soon as you stop – and you’ll notice the money you’re saving as well!

To learn about the benefits of quitting smoking during the first month, the first year and beyond, take a look below.

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Tips for staying smokefree

Our friendly team is always here to support you, no matter where you’re at on your quit smoking journey. If you ever find yourself losing willpower or feeling like you’re going to slip, pop in and chat to your Ramsay Pharmacist about changing up your quit smoking strategy.

The best way to quit smoking is to combine a quit smoking medicine, together with support.

Additionally, some ways to stay on track with quitting can include:

  • Calling Quitline on 137 848 to speak to a counsellor
  • Chatting to friends and family who have previously quit for advice and support
  • Replacing cigarettes with something healthy: try drinking a glass of water or doing a relaxing breathing exercise when the craving hits
  • Try the My QuitBuddy app
  • In the early stages of quitting, try to avoid triggers or situations that might lead you to smoking, for example drinking alcohol



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