Smoking is the most avoidable cause of lung cancer. Unfortunately, the highly addictive nature of nicotine makes smoking cessation easier said than done. Studies have shown that the combination of counselling and medication is the most effective way to quit smoking.
The SGH Smoking Cessation program provides holistic assessment, counselling, and medication for those who would like to quit smoking but are not sure where to begin or how to continue. In a one-hour session in the wards or the clinic, our smoking cessation counsellors will listen to your struggle and provide the necessary support and treatment. Right from your first counselling session, the program is personalised based on your progress and may last between 3 months to 1 year to keep your momentum going. The option of video consultation is available for eligible patients.
If you or your loved ones are currently warded in SGH and would like to be seen by our smoking cessation counsellor, please approach any ward nurse for more information.
To find out more about how to quit smoking with the Smoking Cessation Service in the SGH outpatient clinic, you can contact us via:
Make the decision to quit smoking today for both yourself and your loved ones.
*If you have an appointment at the National Cancer Centre, you can also request for a referral from your doctor to the outpatient NCCS smoking cessation service.