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Quitting Smoking

QUITTING SMOKING

 

Smoking Cessation Clinics

At present, there are a number of smoking cessation clinics run by the Department of Health (DH), the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGHs), the Pok Oi Hospital, the Hospital Authority (HA) and various organisations. Some private doctors and private hospitals also provide smoking cessation services that smokers may join.

Department of Health

Education and Training Centre in Family Medicine

2/F, Ngau Tau Kok Jockey Club Clinic, 60 Ting On Street, Ngau Tau Kok
For enquiry or appointment, please call the Integrated Smoking Cessation Hotline of DH at 1833 183 ( Press 1 )

Department of Health Smoking Cessation ClinicThe services provided by smoking cessation clinic under the Department of Health include: preliminary assessment, counselling on quitting smoking, nicotine replacement therapy and follow-up. In the preliminary assessment, the past medical history, smoking habit and nicotine dependence of quitters, the motivation of quitting smoking and the need of pharmacotherapy will be assessed by doctors and nurses.

Counselling on quitting smoking comprises of 4 sessions within 8 to 12 weeks which are either in individual or group format. Sharing and guidance on physiological and psychological adaptation, behavioural and lifestyle modification and environmental adjustments will be provided during the counselling.

Regular post-treatment follow-up for up to 1 year will be provided to quitters in order to provide necessary support and assistance.

Pilot Public-Private Partnership Programme on Smoking Cessation

Pilot Public-Private Partnership Programme on Smoking CessationTo complement existing smoking cessation services, the Department of Health  launched the two-year Pilot Public-Private Partnership Programme on Smoking Cessation (SCPPP) in December 2017 to test a new model of free and opportunistic smoking cessation services provided by private primary care doctors. The pilot programme aims to improve access to smoking cessation service for smokers who may be hard to reach by other means.

Smokers under the care of doctors enrolled in the pilot programme receive free and fully-subsidised smoking cessation services which include assessment, identification of motivational factors and barriers to quit smoking, counselling with medication for smoking cessation if indicated.

Tung Wah Group of Hospitals

The Department of Health collaborates with the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals to launch a community-based smoking cessation programme. The programme provides the public with easily accessible smoking cessation clinical service and educational activities. Several Integrated Centres on Smoking Cessation are established by the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals to provide the community with free smoking cessation services in various time frames including evening hours and weekends. The service has commenced since January 2009.

Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Integrated Centre on Smoking Cessation

For enquiry or appointment, please call the Integrated Smoking Cessation Hotline of DH at 1833 183 ( Press 2 )

Hospital Authority

Smoking Cessation and Counselling Centres

For enquiry or appointment, please call the Integrated Smoking Cessation Hotline of DH at 1833 183 ( Press 3 ) or Quitline : 2300 7272

Pok Oi Hospital

Pok Oi Smoking Cessation Service using Traditional Chinese Medicine

With effect from 1 April 2010, DH collaborates with Pok Oi Hospital (POH) for the provision of smoking cessation programme using traditional Chinese medicine.

The programme covers a comprehensive range of activities and services including smoking cessation service, education for the public and research projects. Free smoking cessation services including counselling and acupuncture are provided by POH Chinese medicine practitioners in 20 mobile clinics which serve over 100 locations at different districts. A Chinese Medicine Community Health Care Centre is established to support these mobile clinics.

For enquiry or appointment, please call the Integrated Smoking Cessation Hotline of DH at 1833 183 ( Press 4 ) or Hotline for Pok Oi Smoking Cessation Service using traditional Chinese Medicine: 2607 1222.

United Christian Nethersole Community Health Service (UCNCHS)

Smoking Cessation Programme for Ethnic Minorities and New Immigrants

DH has collaborated with UCNCHS since 2013 to implement the programme.  It aims to provide smoking cessation service mainly to the ethnic minorities and new immigrants.  The service is also open to the local population of Hong Kong. The core smoking cessation clinic is located at Tin Shui Wai.  Services are also provided at four satellite clinics located at Jordan, Kwun Tong (Wo Lok), Lam Tin (Kwong Tin), and Tai Po (Kwong Fuk).  All smoking cessation services are provided free of charge. 

Hotline: 3156 9012 / 2344 3019

 

 

     
 
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