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Carbal Can Tackle Indigenous Smoking!

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Fact: Most people who smoke want to quit.

Nearly 80% of smokers make at least one attempt to quit and around half try to quit smoking each year.

Carbal’s Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) team CAN help you to step off the smokes for good so you can start living a healthier life in 2021.

Our team has helped hundreds of clients to take back their health and we can help you, but only you can take the first step!

What is your motivation to quit?

Watch our 30-second television advertisement that comprised part of Carbal’s 2019 TIS campaign.

Thousands of People Stop
Smoking Every Day… By Dying From It

Do you want to quit smoking, but don’t know how to?

Are you concerned about your health and want to quit because it’s affecting you, your health and your families health due to passive smoking?

Can’t keep up playing sports due to your smoking habit?

Can’t keep up in any activities you participate with your children, have shortness of breath, coughing and no energy?

Carbal’s TIS Team Can Help You!

Carbal’s Tackling Indigenous Smoking Team Aims To:

  • improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people in our community;
  • increase community understanding and education towards the long-term dangers of smoking;
  • promote the benefits of quitting;
  • discourage young people from taking up smoking;
  • support communities to establish smoke-free households; and
  • support clinical and non-clinical services related to quitting.

    Why Do You Smoke?

    Nicotine is the addictive substance found in tobacco, so when you become addicted, the body starts to crave the nicotine.

    When you have been smoking for a period of time, your body starts to look for it to make your body feel ‘normal‘ Signs we have become addicted are:

    • Looking for a smoke first thing in the morning;
    • Smoking more than 10 cigarettes per day;
    • Starting to have cravings or withdrawal symptoms.

    What Triggers You To Smoke?

    Some of the common, daily circumstances that trigger people to light a cigarette include:

    • Talking on the phone
    • Drinking alcohol
    • Drinking coffee
    • Feeling bored
    • Feeling stressed
    • Waiting to pick kids up from school
    • Passing time
    • Family situations

    The Harmful Effects Smoking Has On The Body

    Most adult smokers are not fully aware of the risks that smoking can have on their health:

    Lung Damage
    Blocked Arteries Causing Heart Attack
    Weakens Immune System
    It's the Number #1 Cause of Cancer
    Leads to Strokes
    Causes Breathlessness
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    The Benefits Of Quitting:

    Better Health & More Energy | Benefits for Quitting Smoking

    Better Health & More Energy

    Spend more quality time with your family

    Save Money | Benefits for Quitting Smoking

    Save Money

    An average smoker saves about $5000+ each year after quitting

    Take Back Control Of Your Life | Benefits for Quitting Smoking

    Take Back Control Of Your Life

    You no longer have to dedicate taking time out of your day for a habit that kills!

    Quit Smoking Resources

    NRT stands for ‘Nicotine Replacement Therapy,’ which includes the patch, gum, lozenge, inhaler, and nasal spray.

    NRT was created specifically to make withdrawal from nicotine easier.

    It works by giving you small, measured doses of nicotine.

    Research has shown over and over that when NRT is used properly and with a behavioural program, it can as much as double your chances of quitting and staying quit.

    That’s because it helps reduce the severity of cravings and withdrawal symptoms. It makes your day-to-day life more manageable, so you can handle things better while you’re quitting.

    To access NRT, speak to Carbal’s Aboriginal Health Workers or get a referral from your GP.

    Download the
    My QuitBuddy App

    My QuitBuddy is an app that helps you get, and stay, smoke-free. It provides helpful tips and distractions to overcome cravings, tracking systems to chart your progress and the facts to help you understand the impact smoking has on your health.

    Quit Now: My QuitBuddy
    Download Quit Now: My QuitBuddy on Google Play
    Download Quit Now: My QuitBuddy on the Apple App Store
    Download Quit Now: My QuitBuddy on the Microsoft Store

    Get Started On Your
    Journey To Quit!

    For all enquiries relating to Tackling Indigenous Smoking, please contact Carbal Medical Services’ TIS Team during clinic hours on the phone number below or submit an online enquiry:

    📞 | 1300 379 558

    Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) | Carbal Medical Services

    Send Us A Message

    Are you ready to take back control of your health and start your quitting journey?

    We’d love to hear from you!

    Please submit your details and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss further with you.

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