• 100% Online Script Application

  • All doctors are TGA Australian Authorised Nicotine Prescibers

  • Nicotine Prescriptions Available

  • Express Post Australia Wide

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  • ONLINE MEDICAL SCREENING

    Our medical team will review your medical assessment within the same day. The doctor will get in contact if any clarification is needed.

    (No more waiting rooms!)

  • PRESCRIPTION

    Eligible patients will receive a personalised therapy plan and prescription via email.

    Prescription includes varying strengths to help you wean over time.

  • DELIVERY

    Once a registered patient, your account is enabled. Express and registered postage Australia wide.

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Your journey with Quit Hero

OUR MEDICAL TEAM

Our medical team is passionate about helping people quit smoking and will help each person find a quitting solution that works for them.

ANYWHERE, ANYTIME

You can start your quitting journey from anywhere at the time that best suits your schedule by booking a online consultation with an Australian Doctor in a few clicks.

WHAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU

Patients can personalise their quitting journey by choosing suitable Nicotine Replacement Therapy, including Nicotine Vaping Products* for existing tobacco users.

TIME FROM CONSULTATION TO THERAPY

When it comes to quitting smoking the sooner the better. Health care plans and applicable prescriptions are emailed to the you right after the review of your medical assesment so that you can get started with your quitting journey.

*Patients seeking access to nicotine vaping products in Australia via a prescription can discuss eligibility for this treatment option with the doctor during the medical assessment.

Apply for Prescription

Start your Quit Hero journey in just few clicks

  • Apply for a 3 Month Script

    Includes:

    Same-Day Doctor Review, Treatment Plan & Prescription valid for 3 months.

    Complete the online medical assessment and answer a few questions about your health and smoking history.

    Our medical team will review your assessment and provide a prescription and treatment plan if applicable.

     

    If we cannot assist, we will refund your payment in full.

    Select this option 
  • Apply for a 12 Month Scripts

    Includes:

    Same-Day Doctor Review, Treatment Plan & Prescription valid for 12 months.

    Complete the online medical assessment and answer a few questions about your health and smoking history.

    Our medical team will review your assessment and provide a prescription and treatment plan if applicable.

     

    If we cannot assist, we will refund your payment in full.

    Select this option 
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Learn More

Nicotine Replacement Theraphy at a glance:

What treatment options are available to quit smoking?

Non-prescription:

- Patches

- Gum

- Oral sprays

- Lozenges

- Counselling

- Hypnotherapy

- Acupuncture

Prescription only:

- Pharmacotherapy

- Nicotine vaping products*

*There are currently no nicotine vaping products approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and registered in Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG). Medicines that are not in the ARTG are known as 'unapproved' medicines.Unapproved therapeutic goods have not been evaluated for quality, safety, efficacy or performance.  

What is Nicotine Replacement Therapy, and how does it work?

Other than the addiction to the habit of smoking, cigarettes lead to actual physical dependence, which is why most quitting attempts fail. However, nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) can be an effective approach to quitting smoking by providing former smokers with a controlled dose of nicotine without the harmful chemicals contained in cigarettes. These methods allow people to break the smoking habits first and then gradually wean off the nicotine completely. Many studies have shown that using NRT can nearly double the chances of quitting smoking. 

Non-Prescription Nicotine Replacement Therapy

First-line treatments for quitting smoking refer
to regulated approaches and pharmacotherapies clinically proven to be effective.

Current forms of first-line treatments supported
by the RACGP include some nicotine replacement therapy options,
pharmacotherapy, and counselling support.

First-line NRTs include lozenges, patches,
inhalators, mouth sprays and gums and are considered appropriate for most
people.

Some of these treatments are available for
purchase without a prescription from pharmacies and grocery stores.

A combination of longer-acting NRT (patches)
with faster-acting formats (lozenges, gum, sprays) is recommended as a
first-line treatment to quit smoking.

Prescription Nicotine Replacement Therapy

You should consider first-line nicotine replacement therapies such as patches or gum. However, should you find that these treatment options are ineffective or unsuitable for your needs, your doctor may consider prescribing pharmacotherapy or nicotine vaping products as part of your treatment plan to help you quit smoking.

Is Nicotine addictive?

Yes, nicotine is a highly addictive substance, and when a person smokes tobacco, many parts of the body get used to having nicotine in them. When first quitting, the body goes into withdrawal, making the quitting process challenging to manage with willpower alone. If you choose to quit smoking with Nicotine Replacement Therapy you should aim to gradually reduce and aim to be completely nicotine free.

Is Vaping illegal in Australia?

From 1 October 2021, all nicotine vaping products, such as nicotine e-cigarettes, nicotine pods and liquid nicotine, are classified as prescription medicines and therefore only obtainable with a prescription. If you are seeking access to nicotine vaping products in Australia via a prescription, Quit Hero can connect you with a doctor who will confirm your eligibility for this treatment option.

As there are still few studies regarding possible longer-term effects of vaping you should discuss with a doctor the risks involved with this treatment and whether vaping is right for you.

What are the risks associated with vaping?

There is insufficient evidence on the potential long-term impacts of vaping use. More research is required to understand the benefits vs. risks of e-cigarettes fully. However, like most things, vaping products have inherent dangers that must be evaluated when considering this therapy.
To understand these risks fully, you should always speak to a doctor.

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Still have questions? Fill in our contact form and one of our experienced team members will get back to you.

Quit Hero is a pharmacy marketing group on behalf of Switchd Chemists Pty Ltd. Currently, no nicotine vaping products are approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and registered in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG). Medicines not in the ARTG are known as 'unapproved' medicines. There are established pathways for consumers to access unapproved nicotine vaping products with a valid prescription legally, but the TGA has not assessed these medicines for safety, quality and efficacy. There are various smoking cessation aids registered in the ARTG, including many first-line NRTs and some prescription medicines, which the TGA has assessed for safety, quality and efficacy. There are also non-pharmaceutical approaches to smoking cessation. For more information on nicotine vaping regulations, please click here. All content and media on the Quit Hero website are created and published for informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice.