Smoking cessation on the road to saving 10000 lives

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

Research shows the most effective way to quit smoking is to use nicotine replacement therapy or quit smoking medication in combination with support from a GP or health professional. Quitline is offering smokers in Central Queensland a tailored, quit smoking program with 12 weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy mailed to your patients.

GPs are being encouraged to urge their patients to call Quitline on 137 848 as part of the CQ Health 10,000 lives campaign. The campaign aims to save 10,000 lives by reducing the impact of lifestyle related risk factors.

The clinical pathway for smoking cessation is available on CQ HealthPathways.