SA Tobacco Smoking Cessation Clinical Practice Guideline
CANSA and our partners in TAG (Tobacco Action Group) have endorsed the guidelines below:
The guideline was compiled on behalf of the SA Thoracic Society to provide practising clinicians with a resource from which to base individual cessation interventions for patients within the SA environment.
- Dr Richard van Zyl, Head Lung Clinical Research Unit (UCT) Global Thoracic Society Committee
- South African Medical Journal
My name is Thabang, aged 27. I have been smoking for well over 13 years and for the past three years I have been trying to quit but the results remain constant with no success. Any type of information as to how to quit smoking would be appreciated.
It is very difficult to break an addiction to nicotine. You will need more than one avenue of support – see below. Don’t lose heart though, it has taken tremendous motivation and courage for you to make the decision to quit, and to seek help in doing so. Stay strong!
For general encouragement and weekly emails with tips – sign up here: http://www.ekickbutt.org.za/
For more in depth info (booklet) and referral for individual support, call the National Council Against Smoking QUIT Line: 011-720 3145
You can investigate Allen Carr: https://www.cansa.org.za/cansa-endorses-allen-carrs-easyway-to-stop-smoking/
You can also contact your local CANSA Care Centre if you wish to chat about how to go about quitting for good – see contact details here: https://www.cansa.org.za/cansa-care-centres-contact-details/
Iam trying to quit smoking, but i use alcohol how can stop smoking while m’i drinking beer now i had made two weeks without smoking please give me some more tips on how to quit totally from sking
It is important to break the habit once and for all – please view this web page for resources / contacts to help you quit: https://www.cansa.org.za/how-to-quit-smoking-and-why/
See benefits to quitting here: https://www.cansa.org.za/will-my-body-recover-after-i-quit-smoking/
If you need to speak to someone in person, in spite of the info in the above-mentioned post, please contact the staff at your nearest CANSA Care Centre – see contact details here: https://www.cansa.org.za/cansa-care-centres-contact-details/