The importance of treatment cannot be overstated with only 3% of smokers able to quit through willpower alone.  Access to stop smoking treatment and services for behavioral support is key.

Treatment with NRT + brief advice has a success rates to 10%, whilst if you have intensive support the success rate increases to around 20%. Those who use Champix are shown to have an even higher success rate from smoking abstinence.

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Authored Dec 22, 2017 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Jun 15, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm