Stop Smoking

 

Your Pharmacist will explain the negative effects of smoking and the benefits of giving up smoking.

They will help you:

  • choose the most suitable products for you to use as part of your quit programme
  • by providing useful information on personal triggers and how to beat the cravings
  • with the withdrawal symptoms
  • by providing you with with a weekly progress tracker
  • in times when motivation is needed in cases of slip ups

The benefits of stopping or not smoking start straight away:

  • The good news is that once you quit smoking, your body experiences a series of beneficial health changes that begin immediately and continue for years
  • Within 20 minutes of quitting, your blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal. Circulation improves in the hands and feet, making them warmer
  • After 8 hours, oxygen levels in the blood return to normal. Your chances of a heart attack start to fall
  • Within 24 hours, carbon monoxide is cleared from your body and after 48 hours, your sense of taste and smell begin to improve
  • After 72 hours, breathing will become easier and your energy levels will increase
  • After 1 year, your risk of a heart attack reduces by 50%
  • After 10 years, your risk of lung cancer falls to about half that of a smoker and your risk of a heart attack falls to about the same as someone who has never smoked