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When quitting smoking we recommend using two different nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products. Why? Different NRT products work in different ways. For example, nicotine gum releases nicotine quickly, helping sudden cravings. Nicotine patches release nicotine slowly, giving you a steady dose of nicotine throughout the day.If you need help to quit smoking, speak to us today. www.health.gov.au

Our top tips for keeping cool during summer ๐ŸŒž Ensure you are drinking water throughout the day.๐ŸŒž If you do not have air-conditioning at home, visit somewhere that does such as a cafe, restaurant or shopping centre๐ŸŒž Avoid being outdoors between 11am - 5pm on days of extreme heat. This is usually the hottest part of the day. healthdirect.gov.au

Summer is about going out and having fun. Whilst we need to enjoy ourselves, we must not forget to be safe in the sun. When enjoying yourself in the sun, make sure you are: ๐ŸŒžStaying hydrated ๐ŸŒžProtecting your skin from the sun by wearing a high SPF sunscreen and wearing light, protective clothing and a hat ๐ŸŒž Finding shady or cooler areas so that you do not overheat ๐ŸŒžStaying safe by the water and checking in on your loved ones while they swim

Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world* and it is important that you take care of your skin, no matter what skin tone you have. Make sure you are taking care of your skin this summer by: ๐ŸŒž Wearing protective clothing ๐ŸŒž Sitting in the shade ๐ŸŒž Wearing sunglasses ๐ŸŒž Applying a high SPF sunscreen regular *Ferlay J, et al., Cancer Incidence and Mortality Worldwide: IARC CancerBase No. 11. IARC, World Health Organisation, 2013

What is 'Thunderstorm Asthma'? Thunderstorm asthma usually occurs in the spring when heavy storms hit on a day with a very high pollen count causing symptoms of an asthma attack. To manage your risk of Thunderstorm Asthma, talk to your doctor or pharmacist about inhaled preventer medicine and appropriate treatment for your allergies such as hay fever. We can also assist you to make sure you are using your inhaler correctly.