Quit Smoking Services Cairns

Quit Smoking Services CairnsSmoking is recognised as the largest single preventable cause of death and disease in Australia. It is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, emphysema, bronchitis, asthma, renal disease and eye disease and often, as a consequence,  a shorter life span.

Why should I quit smoking?

There are over 80 known cancer-causing chemicals in tobacco smoke. Whilst nicotine itself isn’t thought to be carcinogenic, the drug is toxic and potentially lethal in large doses. Apart from its use in tobacco products, nicotine is a scheduled poison under the Therapeutic Goods Act, and has been used an insecticide! Along with nicotine, smokers also inhale about 4,000 other chemicals. Many of these compounds are chemically active and trigger profound and damaging changes in the body. Smoking harms nearly every organ in the body, causing many diseases and reducing health in general.

How can I quit smoking?

There are a number of ways to address nicotine addiction and studies have shown that repairs to the body start within hours of someone having their last cigarette. It’s never too late to quit smoking, but quitting is different for everyone and some people need more help than others.

Quit smoking services in Cairns and North Queensland

To assist you in your journey to stop smoking and improve your overall health, I offer two options in terms of helping you to stop smoking.  The “Standard” program is a one off hypnosis session with some homework preparation before the session, and you get self hypnosis  CD to take with you to listen to for a month   The “Premium” program includes the home work and the CD and  you get two sessions of hypnosis and a 12 month period within which if you start  to smoke again (having done all that was required by the program guideline)  or give a complementary follow-up session.  I’m also written and informative e-book which you can purchase online.  My programs are tailored to suit your needs, to help you achieve success on your mission to quit smoking.

Contact me, Cris,  at Seachange Psychology today, to find out how you can stop smoking and regain your health. Call 07 4041 4147.  Both these programs are offered online.

Cairns Psychologist Rebates

Cairns Psychologist Rebates Health fund rebates may apply and you don’t need a doctor’s referral to make an appointment. If you do see your doctor and he writes you a Mental Health Care Plan to see a psychologist, you are entitled to 10 sessions in a calendar year and you will receive a rebate from Medicare of approximately $86.15 as at 2020.

Online Counselling

Online Counselling At Seachange Psychology, online counselling (sometimes called telehealth counselling) enables you to access a qualified and experienced psychologist (me, Crispian Jones) using a program called “Coviu" . View our Coviu site