Compare the Cost
|Option||Summary||Possible side effects||Cost||Success rate|
|Continue Smoking||20 weeks cost (20 a day)||Recent Australian statistics show, two thirds of Australian smokers die from smoking related illness 10 - 14 years before their time.||$2,800.00||n/a|
|Nicotine Patches||20 weeks cost||Skin irritation, increased heart rate,muscle aches, dizziness,sleep issues, headache, vomiting,nausea.||$850.00||10 - 19% (but only when combined with counselling)|
|Nicotine Gum / Losenges / Tablets||20 weeks cost||Oral irritation,increase heart rate, increased blood pressure, dental pain, indigestion, hiccups, heartburn, nausea,||$690.00 to $1200.00||20 - 30% (but only when combined with counselling)|
|Prescription Drugseg. Champex||20 weeks cost||Sometimes includes: agitation, aggression, depression, thoughts of self harm, suicidal behaviour and even hallucinations. Also possible dry mouth,indigestion, vomiting, headache, or dizziness, sleeping issues.||$2000.00||22-23%|
|Nicotine Inhaler||20 weeks cost||Redness/swelling/ tingling/ numbness of lips and mouth, throat irritation, headache, nausea, dizziness, cough, increase heart rate,increased blood pressure.||$1000.00 to $2000.00||9.50%|
|Hypnotherapy||Once off Cost with Lifetime Guarantee*||Feeling of general well being, sense of achievement and confidence. No adverse side-effects.||$595.00 *||86-96.5%|
Continue smoking: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-25/two-out-of-t...
Nicotine patches: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8306757
Nicotine gum/losenges/tablets: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6666689
Prescription drugs eg Champix: http://www.ema.europa.eu/docs/en_GB/document_libra...
Nicotine inhaler: http://www.bmj.com/content/321/7257/329
* Disclaimer: The information compiled in this page has been referenced from data that has appeared on ninemsn.com.au and brochures produced by The Pharmacy Guild of Australia & Quit Victoria.