If you have ever tried to quit smoking, and you are still smoking, it may be that you need some help. Help is available at the Blayney Smokers Clinic, which operates out of HealthOne Blayney each Tuesday and Thursday.
Nicotine Dependence is highly hereditary and you may have a specific gene that can influence your smoking rate, your nicotine dependence, and your ability to give up smoking.
The Smokers Clinic consists of individual appointments and all treatment and management is evidence based and tailored to your individual needs. Withdrawal symptoms can generally be eliminated by the use of appropriate (and often combined) pharmacotherapies and your carbon monoxide levels are monitored (simple breath test) to ensure that your treatment regime is working. Medication is available to assist you to quit, but this is not suitable for everyone and may require a prescription, education in relation to use, and monitoring.
The aim of the Smokers Clinic is to enable smokers, through evidence based treatment of nicotine dependence, to quit smoking comfortably and to maintain abstinence on a long term basis. You will be seen for an initial comprehensive assessment and then as required, depending on treatment choice and individual progress.
Quit rates are high for clients who attend for initial assessment and continue in the program. At Blayney Smokers Clinic we offer late appointments and phone consultations for your convenience. Sally and Pam are both trained in nicotine dependence and smoking cessation. Sally is a Tobacco Treatment Specialist with the Australian Association of Smoking Cessation Professionals (AASCP) and also the Nicotine Dependence and Smoking Cessation Project Officer (capacity building), for the WNSWLHD and the Rural Primary Health Service.
For appointments you can ask your GP for a referral or you can self-refer. Please contact HealthOne reception on 6368 9333 to schedule an appointment