Smoking: Breaking The Habit
Most people agree that kicking the habit is well worth the effort. Of course, it will require determination and courage from you - but you are not on your own. We are here to help. Our professional Pharmacists will provide guidance and support every step of the way.
Repairing the damage
Here's the good news… stopping smoking can reverse many of its most frightening consequences. Numerous studies have shown the speed at which your body can recover from the effects of smoking and second hand smoke:
Lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris.
No nicotine left in the body. Ability to taste and smell regained.
Blood circulation improves, making walking and running a lot easier.
Coughs, wheezing and breathing problems improve as lung function is increased by up to 10%.
1 year onwards:
Risk of a heart attack falls to about half that of a current smoker.
Ready to quit?
Rather than making a snap decision to quit, preparation can prove a crucial factor in your eventual success. Some Alphega Pharmacy branches also offer a Stop Smoking Service, which involve a longer consultation to analyse your smoking habits, techniques for giving up, how to deal with cravings and the nicotine replacement products available.
If you need further information regarding student health please visit your our Pharmacy Locator and ask your local Alphega pharmacist, for advice.