Quit Smoking

About

About

Tobacco smoking has harmful effects on one’s health and chemicals from tobacco smoke cause cardiovascular and lungs diseases, mouth illnesses and eyes disorders. Medicines intake is less effective with smokers and healing of wounds may take longer. The exposure to tobacco smoke, passive smoking, is equally harmful as the smoking itself.

It is always wise to give up smoking. General Medical Practice De Makroon is the place where you can get professional guidance in the process of quitting, what may increase your chances for success.
Target group

Target group

All smokers with the serious desire to quit are eligible for the professional help during the process, and especially those who already had unsuccessful earlier attempts or those with above average tobacco abuse.

The procedure

The procedure

The guidance through the process of quitting is provided by your GP or physician assistant.

Your first consultation will be an initial interview where your smoking behavior will be scrutinized and an initial action plan established. The long term action plan and the exact date of quitting will be discussed during second consultation. You also may be advised to combine the process with the intake of certain medication, in which case it will be prescribed for you. Any following consultations will depend on your situation. After the quitting date you will be requested to attend the closing consultation.

Behavioral guidance in the smoking cessation process is excluded from the obligatory deductibles; however, any medication or other aid necessary in the process is part of your obligatory deductible
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