The Benefits of Quitting Smoking

When people come to us at Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes in Capalaba we ask them to list the benefits that they will get from quitting. Here are some of them:
• Breathe easier
• More Energy
• Live Longer
• Better quality of a future life
• More in control of their lives
• Will be around for their children and grandchildren
• More money
• Able to socialise with whomever they want whenever they want
• Less inconvenience
• Smell fresher
• Don’t have to lie about smoking
• More time and more efficient
• Better health
There are many more benefits to be gained by quitting. The list above is by […]

Is Quitting Smoking your New Years Resolution?

Is Quitting Smoking your New Years Resolution?

The New Year can be an excellent time to get moving on your quit smoking goals. 

Great, You’ve decided 2023 is your year to quit; what next?  It’s time get prepared to meet your goals. Here are 6 tips to set you on your way to Quit smoking success.


 1.  Surround yourself with a support crew. 

This could be family, friends or workmates. These should be people who you can brief if you fall off the wagon so to speak. Part of your support crew plan should be them being briefed on what you’d like from them. You know […]

What are you missing out on this Christmas? – Guest post by Simone

What are you missing out on this Christmas? – Guest post by Simone

When you’re the only one left smoking – What are you missing out on?

With Christmas just around the corner, I’m thinking of my own personal memories of social gatherings and my loved ones. My grandfather was a smoker, and while I don’t remember exactly when he quit, I do remember he did quit for health reasons. I come from a large family and Christmas was a big event like it is for most people. Even in the early 90’s my family members who smoked did so away from the kids. But I do remember them not being as present. Rather […]

Imagine you won $7,500

Imagine you won $7,500

Imagine this:

You’ve just won $7,500. Quite a sum of money. But what are you going to spend it on? But here’s the catch – I’ll give you only two options:

Family holiday at the beach        

One year of cigarettes – health deteriorating, etc









It should be an easy choice and at first glance you’d probably reach for the holiday, but in reality, you choose the cigarettes each and every day. They hold onto you, or at least that’s how it feels. 

The idea of giving up cigarettes even for a year to get $7,500 in […]

So you want quit smoking?

So you want quit smoking?

So you want to quit smoking? The good news is that you’re not alone. There are thousands of people every day who want to quit. But what will set you apart from everyone else? What will help you succeed? Success in quitting is all within your control and with the right support network and an understanding of why you smoke in the first place, you can absolutely be done with tobacco for good. Our Quit smoking Programme is based in South East Queensland, in the suburb of Capalaba. But if you are not nearby our online programme also works to […]

How do I quit vaping?

How do I quit vaping?

How do I quit vaping?

Vaping was once seen as a stepping stone to quitting. Instead, for many, it has become a replacement. While we still collect information on the safety of vaping vs smoking cigarettes, it is clear that vaping is still an unhealthy alternative.  Is it time to quit vaping?   

The good news is that the process to quit vaping is the same as it is for quitting smoking. The reason you vape e-cigarettes is the same reason you smoke. We tackle this with our hypnotherapy program. 

Vaping E-cigarettes is Trendy

E-cigarette use is also particularly prevalent among young people. Even […]

More and more Australians are quitting smoking

More and more Australians are quitting smoking

Australian stats on smoking cigarettes (2020-2021).

Wow, What a couple of years it has been for, well, pretty much everyone. As Australians we have had a seeming onslaught of stressors starting back at the beginning of 2020 with a difficult and traumatic bush fire season and then ramping up into the Covid-19 pandemic. It would be rational to think that these things and other factors like flooding, climate change and inflation (and a possible recession) may have led to an increase in smoking. But did it? 

Let’s take a look at the current statistics.

In the period 2020-2021, 10.7% of Australians smoke cigarettes […]

How to Quit Smoking for Good

The negative health effects of smoking are well documented. Long term smoking significantly increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. It’s also a major contributing factor of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) – a group of lung conditions that result in bronchitis and emphysema.

Smoking is so damaging to the body that the CDC estimates that smokers cut their life expectancy by at least 10 years shorter than non-smokers. Yet even if you’re aware of these facts you might find it almost impossible to resist lighting up. Why? Because nicotine – the main ingredient in cigarettes – is incredibly addictive […]

How Much Does Being Healthy Cost?

Healthy vs Sickness

How much does being healthy cost us?   Actually, not a lot!   Unless……..    Unless we have made some poor choices in the past!

What do I mean by that?   Well, as children, we don’t like vegetables, but love dessert!   We’d rather eat a cake or a biscuit than an apple!  Ask any parent and you have a 75% chance they will tell you they don’t like mealtimes because of the battle to get kids to eat healthy foods.  For some parents, especially nowadays when both parents are working and time is very short in the evenings, takeaways are an […]