Over the 11 years of being a practitioner, I have seen many clients through my doors, some who have succeeded, then life happened, and they weren’t prepared how to deal with it. They come back and try again, having learnt from their previous quit attempts, each time gets a little bit easier and they are quit for a little bit longer, until that’s it they have cracked it and become a non-smoker for good.
They may have tried many products themselves and found some work and some don’t, they might not have tried them in combination, a nicotine patch and a nicotine oral product.
We would go over previous quit attempts, what worked, what didn’t, what could be done better, what was the motivation previously.
Help and support is definitely an added bonus when attempting a quit attempt. Someone who has the experiences of hundreds of people to draw upon. We are also quite good at talking about behaviour change and changing the habits and routine of smoking.
Research shows that behavioural support (us) and pharmacotherapy (Patches etc ) are the best possible and most successful way to stop smoking and remain smoke free.
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Alison Plastow, Stop Smoking Practitioner
October 1, 2020