We all know smoking is very harmful to our health, but giving up can be hard. But you too can stop smoking with our Stop Smoking Service.
Smoking rates are dropping faster than ever and not smoking is now the social norm. However, there are still more than 7 million adults who smoke in the UK.
Did you know? You are 4 times more likely to successfully quit with 1-2-1 support like ours than to try quitting on your own.
Giving up cigarettes is one of the best things you can do for your health. Staveley Pharmacy is here to help you quit smoking for good.
Book in or drop by to see us for more information about our Stop Smoking Service.
Even people who really want to quit can find it hard.
That’s because the nicotine found in tobacco is very addictive and creates withdrawal symptoms and cravings. And it’s the withdrawal from the nicotine that makes quitting smoking hard. Common withdrawal symptoms include:
– Urge to smoke
– Weight gain
– Concentration problems
– Get support from friends by asking them not to smoke around you.
– Don’t replace cigarettes with food – go for a five-minute walk instead of your cigarette break to reduce your cravings.
– Save the money you would have spent on cigarettes in a jar so you can see your progress
– Stay positive – every day without a cigarette is a good thing
– E-cigarettes may help to quit smoking but are not a risk-free alternative
You can also use different therapies to help you quit such as hypnotherapy, acupuncture, or counselling. Find what works for you.
Our pharmacist is an experienced accredited Stop Smoking Advisor. You will get 12 weeks of one to one support with your quit attempt. Plus we can issue you with the appropriate stop-smoking products from the pharmacy.
Examples of the stop-smoking products we can provide include nicotine replacement patches, chewing gum, nasal sprays and Champix tablets if your GP agrees this is suitable for you.
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