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  1. Quit Information Seminar

  2. Aims of session To: • help you to understand why people smoke • provide information about quitting methods and products • discuss strategies to assist quitting • provide information about resources and support

  3. Stages of the quitting process

  4. Thinking about quitting: making the decision to quit • conflict • I want to quit more than I want to smoke • reasons for quitting

  5. Three aspects of addiction and dependence • physical • habitual • emotional What are your triggers?

  6. Chemical addiction • nicotine is the drug in tobacco that causesaddiction • some common symptoms of withdrawal (positively known as recovery symptoms) • headaches • upset digestion • changed sleeping patterns • coughing • irritability

  7. Habitual connection Smokers link behaviour with cigarettes triggers:coffee  craving  cigarettealcohol  craving  cigarettephone  craving  cigarettefood  craving  cigarette What are your triggers?

  8. Emotional/psychological connection Smokers link feelings with cigarettes triggers:stress  craving  cigarettehappy  craving  cigarettesad  craving  cigaretteangry  craving  cigarette What are your triggers? Many smokers are influenced by each of the different aspects of smoking behaviour.

  9. Planning to quit –cigarettes, medication and mental health • chemicals in cigarettes change the way some medications work • see your doctor if you are taking anymedication • quitting can be stressful • if you have experienced depression, anxiety, or other mental healthconditions, consult your doctor before quitting

  10. Planning to quit - quitting methods • going cold turkey • cutting down • postponing

  11. Planning to quit –quitting products • nicotine replacement therapy (NRT)/therapeutic nicotine: • nicotine patch, gum, lozenges (mini), inhaler and mouth spray • for nicotine dependent smokers • available over the counter • medications • bupropion (nicotine free pill; prescription drug) • varenicline (Champix; nicotine free pill; prescription drug)

  12. Subsidised products • patches (a variety of strengths) • Varenicline • Buproprion • doctors will also ask the smoker to provide a commitment to enter a comprehensive support and counselling program

  13. Planning to quit –quitting products • helps relieve physical withdrawal symptoms and cravings • can double your chance of quitting successfully compared to a smoker who quits using nothing, if used correctly and for the right amount of time • combined with counselling and ongoing support (such as the Fresh Start course or Quitline),it further increases your chance of quitting successfully

  14. Some important information about NRT/therapeutic nicotine nicotine by itself has not been shown to cause cancer or heart disease nicotine replacement products do not contain the many dangerous chemicals found in tobacco smoke using nicotine replacement therapy/therapeutic nicotine to quit is always safer than continuing to smoke

  15. Some important information about NRT/ therapeutic nicotine For quitting products to be effective, a person needs: • to be nicotine dependent • smoke your first cigarette within 30 minutes of waking OR • smoke10 or more cigarettes a day OR • had cravings and/or withdrawal symptoms in previous quit attempts • use the product as recommended • stick to the program for an appropriate length of time

  16. Some general information about NRT/ therapeutic nicotine • combination therapy is another option: 16hr patch is combined with 2mg nicotine gum, 2 mg/1.5 mg lozenge or mouth spray • combination therapy may benefit those who have relapsed while on one nicotine replacement type or if they are still experiencing withdrawal symptoms using a single type

  17. Dealing with concerns about quitting • withdrawal symptoms • 4Ds, NRT and prescription medications • weight gain • healthy eating and exercise • stress • relaxation exercises, stress management • alcohol and social situations • planning ahead • loss of a friend • normalise;there is light at the end of the tunnel

  18. Quit plan A quit plan includes: • quitting method • quit date or cutting down chart • strategies to replace smoking • reward system • support network

  19. Relapse • distinguish between slip up and relapse • slip up: a cigarette or two or a few puffs • relapse: a return to full time smoking • look at slip ups and relapse as a learning opportunity – you have not failed • review reasons for quitting

  20. Quit’s services and resources • Quitline 13 QUIT (137848) - fax referral sheets • telephone call-back service • Quit courses • Quit pack/multicultural resources • information sheets • self-help DVD • relaxationCD • websites: • www.quit.org.au • www.quitcoach.org.au

  21. Quitline National Quitline number: • 13 QUIT (13 7848) • cost of a local call (approx. 30c; mobile phones extra) Hours of operation: • Telecentre - 24 hours • Quit counselling: 8am - 8pm, Monday to Friday Link to Translating and Interpreter Service (TIS) and Aboriginal Advisors also available

  22. Quitline - flow chart of service

  23. Telephone callback service • 2 calls during the preparation stage • up to 4 calls commencing around quit date • a practical service • assists smokers to plan and make a quit attempt • helps smokers get through withdrawal and daily cravings • helps smokers understand that quitting is a process rather than a single event

  24. Quit’scourses Quit’s coursesare for smokers who want to quit, cut down and/or learn to manage their smoking during smokefree times and when desired. Fresh Start • 8 sessions over 4 weeks • sessions are between 1-1.5 hours Short course • 2 sessions, 2-3 weeks apart • sessions are 3 hours • Quitline support between sessions

  25. Fresh Start Course outline • Session 1 – Understanding smoking and quitting • Session 2 – Planning to quit • Session 3 – Health effects of smoking &quitting methods • Session 4 – Coping without cigarettes physically • Session 5 – Coping without cigarettes emotionally • Session 6 – Staying stopped in the short term • Session 7 – Staying stopped in the long term • Session 8 – Enjoy being a non-smoker forever

  26. Short Course outline • Session 1 – Understanding your smoking and preparing to quit • Quitline support • Session 2 – Dealing with quitting challenges and staying quit

  27. Summary • identify reasons to quit that are important to you • make a firm decision • understand your own smoking behaviour • plan your quit attempt • learn from previous experiences and start again • access resources and support

  28. Questions?