- AASCP information sheet on electronic cigarettes now available
- Study confirms safety of Champix
- Members' Discussion Forum now fully operational
- Free carbon monoxide interpretation chart for members
- Tips to avoid smoking in the festive season
- New Australian smoking cessation treatment algorithm now available
- Australian Smoking Cessation Guidelines. Free hard copy available
- AASCP launch a great success!
- Official launch of AASCP
- 2012 UK National Smoking Cessation Conference, 18-19 June
- New Australian Smoking Cessation Guidelines now available online
- AASCP response to Alpert study
- 2016 SRNT Annual Meeting
- Medicare rebates for TTS
Avoiding the pitfalls of the FESTIVE Season
- Other people smoking near you
- Drinking too much alcohol
- Avoid other people’s smoke, don’t breathe it in.
- Drink less alcohol, ½ your usual amount, and one alcohol-free day per week.
- Drink less coffee and caffeinated beverages. Perhaps consider herbal alternatives as well.
- Christmas can be a stressful time for many of us. Pre-plan your Christmas time with extra NRT, relaxation, exercise and a support person/network. Lifeline is a 24-hour 7-day a week counselling service on 131114. Talk about your feelings to help reduce the cravings that can occur during emotionally challenging times.
- Eat breakfast every day.
If you have a craving to smoke
- Use nicotine products (gums, lozenges, inhalers, mist) liberally
- Pre-empt a need to smoke by using the product—e.g. if you always feel like a cigarette when you wake up then use the mouth spray (or gum, lozenge etc) when you are still in bed, or have it just after a meal, this helps avoid any cravings coming on.
- Do short (one minute) exercises, a walk around the house, push-ups on the floor, any form of short exercise will help with a craving.