Quitting smoking

Health Benefits of Quitting Smoking

Health Benefits of Quitting Smoking

Introduction to smoking 100 million people were estimated to have died from causes related to smoking in the 20th century. This is around three times more people than those who died in World War I. The 100 million people who ... Read More »

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)

What is nicotine replacement therapy? Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is a pharmacological intervention for smoking cessation. NRT delivers a dose of nicotine into the bloodstream which replaces the nicotine that is lost when a person stops smoking. Replacing nicotine is ... Read More »

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Quitting Smoking

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Quitting Smoking

Introduction to CBT and smoking Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapy used to help people with many different types of psychological problems. The therapy is based on changing maladaptive thinking patterns and the negative behaviours associated with them. For more information, see Cognitive ... Read More »

How to Quit Smoking

How to Quit Smoking

Introduction to quitting smoking Most Australians who take up smoking regret it and make at least one attempt to quit in their lifetime. Quitting smoking has a very high relapse rate and therefore while many people are able to quit, ... Read More »

Managing Weight Gain

Managing Weight Gain

Weight gain after quitting smoking Weight gain can be an unfortunate side effect of quitting smoking. Many people trying to quit smoking use food as a substitute for nicotine, which increases the total energy intake. Stopping smoking also reduces the ... Read More »

Managing Mood Changes

Managing Mood Changes

Mood changes associated with quitting smoking For some, smoking is used as an avenue to relieve negative moods, to relax and reduce emotional distress. While smoking may appear to provide these psychological benefits, it is also associated with increased levels ... Read More »