Get help to give up smoking

It's never too late to give up smoking but it's really got to be your decision. If you're already thinking about quitting, why not come along to the Pharmacy and talk through the options available to you.

No need to make an appointment - just pop along to the pharmacy at a time that suits you (see our opening hours on the home page for details).

Thinking about stopping?
When you start thinking about stopping you might find yourself coming up with excuses NOT to stop, for example:

‘This isn’t the right time’
There are times when it may be more difficult to stop, for example, when you are under a lot of stress.  But this can also be used as an excuse.  Ideally the best time to stop is as soon as possible.

‘I may put on weight’
Many people are afraid of putting on weight when they stop.  However, although some people do put on weight, others don’t and some even lose weight.  But remember that even if you do put on a few pounds the health benefits of giving up smoking far outweigh the weight gain.

For more information:
Why it’s worth stopping
Did you know that within:
20 minutes

1 hour

20 hours

1 week

1 month

1 year

10 years
blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal

circulation starts improving

carbon monoxide is removed from the body

the bronchial tubes begin to relax, making breathing easier

circulation improves throughout the whole body

Lung function improves 5 - 10%

The risk of heart attack falls to about half that of a smoker

The risk of lung cancer is half that of a smoker

The risk of a heart attack is the same as someone who has never smoked
Here’s a thought:

If you smoke 20 cigarettes a day you could be spending over £2500 a year on cigarettes!  How else could you use that money?