How to stop smoking in 2021!

The Scheme’s GoSmokeFree programme, available on all Plans from next year, is aimed at helping members who smoke to kick the habit, so if you are still smoking, why not grab the opportunity to stop?

Studies show that 70% of smokers would like to give up smoking and 30% go on to attempt to stop each year… yet fewer than 3% successfully quit cold turkey! It has also become clear that the most effective smoking cessation intervention is a combination of behaviour change techniques, medication, and support – that is why the GoSmokeFree Stop Smoking Programme implements all of these.


To stop smoking is the single most important decision you can make for your health. The benefits are almost immediate, but to stop smoking is not easy. Not only is nicotine highly addictive, but smoking is also associated with both social activities, such as drinking or eating, and psychological factors, such as work pressure, anxiety, and body weight concerns.

The GoSmokeFree Stop Smoking Programme is available, using a trained nursing sister or pharmacist, at various pharmacies throughout South Africa, so access to the programme is easy.


Visit to find out more and to locate your nearest pharmacy.
Call 0860 100 080 for more information.