Apr 20
Why Is It So Hard To Quit?

A community seminar on ‘Smoking - the facts and Tips for Quitting’ will be held on Thursday, 23 April, at The Stables Mudgee, from 6:30-8:30pm.

This seminar will be presented by Western NSW Local Health District Tobacco Treatment Specialist Sally Bembrick, Nicotine Dependence & Smoking Cessation Coordinator.

“There are so many fallacies about smoking and the best ways to quit smoking, and this seminar aims to lay it all on the line so those attending can become better informed,” Sally said.

“People will learn about their own level of dependence, and the differences between physical addiction to nicotine and psychological dependence on smoking”. People wanting to give up smoking, those supporting someone to quit and anyone with an interest in nicotine addiction are encouraged to attend the seminar.

“It’s important that everyone has a good understanding of nicotine addiction and the challenges faced by those trying to quit smoking. Every smoker is different and it is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to treating and supporting smokers,” Sally said.

The seminar covers a range of topics that include the immediate benefits of quitting, whether cutting down actually works, medications for quitting and how to use them correctly, facts and fallacies associated with nicotine dependence and quitting.

“I will also provide information on how to avoid or minimise withdrawals symptoms and tips on how to prevent a relapse”.

There will be an opportunity for questions and answers during the seminar. This seminar is part of a larger, whole-of-community project within the Western Regional Community. The Midwestern Regional Whole of Community Smoking Cessation Project aims to better understand the cause, consequence, treatment and support required to successfully enable smokers to quit.

To register or find out more about this seminar please contact Mudgee Community Health on 6378 6236.