Smoking Cessation

We all know smoking is very harmful to our health but giving up can be hard. But you too can stop smoking with our Smoking Cessation Service.

Smoking rates are dropping faster than ever and not smoking is the social norm. However, there are still more than 7 million adults who smoke in the UK.

Did you know? You’re more likely to smoke if you have a manual job than a desk job.

Why giving up smoking is difficult

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
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Concentration problems
  • Fatigue
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability

Tips to help you quit smoking

  • Get support from friends by asking them 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.

How a Smoking Cessation Service can help

Our pharmacist is an Accredited Stop Smoking Advisor and can give you counselling about stopping smoking. Plus we can issue you with the appropriate anti-smoking products from the pharmacy.

The anti-smoking products we can provide include nicotine replacement patches, chewing gum and nasal sprays. If you are exempt from prescription fees you probably won’t need to pay for these products.

There are tablets that can also help reduce or control your nicotine cravings. This type of medications is a 12-week course that allows for complete withdrawal from your cigarette addiction.

Book in for a smoking cessation consultation with Pimhole Pharmacy

Giving up cigarettes is one of the best things to do for your health. We’re here to help you quit smoking for good. So, contact the pharmacy or drop in to see us for more information about our smoking cessation service.