Northern Hospital "No Drawbacks" Clinic

This information is provided by The Northern Hospital, Epping.

The No Drawbacks Smoking Cessation Clinic aims to help you successfully stop smoking in a supportive environment.

The clinic is conducted at The Northern Hospital on Monday and Thursday morning in the Ambulatory Care Department and the Private Consulting Rooms respectively.

The clinic is conducted by highly trained facilitators who have specific training in the area of supporting you in our attempts to stop smoking.

Your Respiratory doctor may offer this course of treatment when you visit for a regular appointment, to help improve your health.

What will happen at the clinic?

You will be contacted by one of our Smoking Cessation Facilitators to book an appointment for this clinic,

You are expected to come to the clinic, initially twice a week, and then less often for approximately 12 weeks to receive the required support and treatment.

This program works on the basis that you are addicted to nicotine and attempts to break this addiction. The treatment program you will receive includes:

  • Education about nicotine addiction
  • Treatment options available to you
  • Assessment of your level of addiction
  • Behavioural strategies to break the habits of smoking
  • Ongoing support at the clinic and by phone if you are unable to attend


What about my local doctor?

The Smoking Cessation Facilitators will work closely with your general practitioner to support you.

If you do not have a local doctor, the facilitator will help you to select one.


What about my privacy?

Your privacy is important to us. All health professionals will ensure that your details remain confidential and that the Victorian Government Privacy Guidelines and requirements are followed.


Is there a cost for this clinic?

There is no fee for attending this clinic. However, you will be expected to purchase any Nicotine Replacement Therapy that you may require to help you stop smoking.


Contact Details:

  • Northern Hospital Ambulatory Care Department - Tel: 03 8405 8335
  • Northern Hospital Private Consulting Rooms - Tel: 03 8405 8672


The Northern Hospital is located at 185 Cooper Street, Epping VIC 3076.