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Innovative Quit Smoking Programme Launched

Innovative Quit Smoking Programme Launched

Turningpoint Therapies Limited

New Zealand’s Turningpoint Therapies Limited has launched the new Quittingpoint Pack this month – specifically aimed at preventing relapse.

The Quittingpoint Group Programme was trialed throughout the Auckland region with a 40% success rate at one year. That success rate prompted the development of the Quittingpoint Pack.

Brenda Burke, the founder of Quittingpoint, says the Pack incorporates all the successful components of the Group Programme and has been extensively modified for participants to complete Stage 1 of the programme in the comfort of their own home, at their own pace. Each Pack features a practical, easy to follow Guide Book, an accompanying audio CD and two hypnotherapy CDs. The Pack is also available online as an eBook and audio downloads. Acupuncture is highly recommended to support the participant through any physical withdrawal. Affiliated acupuncturists are located in Auckland and Wellington, as well as Taupo, Tauranga, Napier, Gisborne, Nelson and Blenheim.

She believes this quit smoking programme is a significant step in assisting more smokers quit for life, especially if they have tried other interventions. “It is drug free and uses a multifaceted approach allowing for the transition and addressing all of the challenges to quitting smoking” she says.

“In Stage 1, participants continue smoking but learn simple yet powerful tools and techniques to change the way they think, feel and act towards smoking. In Stage 2, participants stop smoking and go through withdrawal. Three acupuncture sessions through affiliated acupuncturists are highly recommended” Brenda adds.

For further information about Quittingpoint, visit www.quittingpoint.com.


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