Looking to Quit Smoking?

Why should I quit?

Smoking puts you at greater risk of developing all kinds of conditions and illnesses, such as those detailed below and around half of all smokers will die because of the habit. 

There are many benefits to giving up tobacco, not just for your own health but also the health of those around you. The harmful effects of smoking are widely known and understood and it is the greatest single cause of illness and premature death in the UK, with approximately 106,000 people dying from smoking-related conditions each year. With our support you’ll be 4 times more likely to give up.

Being exposed to someone else’s smoke, through passive smoking, can also cause lung cancer, heart disease and all the other conditions smokers are at risk from. Children, who live with smokers and travel in cars where they are exposed to smoke, may develop asthma and ear infections and smoking around babies can increase the risk of cot death. Not only that, but if you smoke, your children are three times more likely to smoke when they grow up. So when you consider the effect tobacco could have on your little one’s health, it’s easy to see how important it is to give up for good.

We're here to help

We’ve a huge amount of experience in helping people to stop smoking and we understand that different kinds of support work better for different people. That’s why we offer a full range of support including:

• Advice on nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs) such as patches, lozenges, sprays and gums, to help find the right medicine for you

• We can help you identify the best way to manage your tobacco cravings to prevent you lighting up

• We can provide a FREE* NHS Stop Smoking Service** with a trained advisor, involving private one-to-one consultations and weekly support

 

Do you live in Scotland?

If you do, we offer a free NHS Stop Smoking Service in every Scottish Well. That includes free nicotine replacement therapies such as patches, lozenges and gums, which can help save you money. Around 15,000 young people unfortunately start smoking every year in Scotland (healthscotland.com).

We’ve a huge amount of experience in helping people to stop smoking and we understand that different kinds of support work better for different people. That’s why we offer a full range of support including:

• Advice on Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRTs) such as patches, lozenges, sprays and gums, to help find the right medicine for you.

• We can help you identify the best way to manage your tobacco cravings to prevent you lighting up.

• We can provide a FREE* NHS Stop Smoking Service** with a trained advisor, involving private one to one consultations and weekly support.

If you’re serious about giving up, speak to our pharmacy team and we’ll provide advice to help you find the right support for you. For more information, please download our stop smoking leaflet. 

*Prescription charges may apply. **Selected branches only . Please ask a member of the pharmacy team for more details. 

If you need further information that is not contained within our leaflet, please speak to your local pharmacist. Alternativley speak to your doctor or click to visit your the local NHS health advice page .

NHS Scotland

NHS England

NHS Wales

Your Quitting Journey

You’re 4 times more likely to quit with professional help. Here’s what your first four weeks of smoke free life may look like…

There’s no nicotine or carbon monoxide left in your body, Your sense of taste is restored, so your lunch is even more tasty than usual!

Breathing is easier and your circulation is improved - a perfect excuse to get your trainers on and get fit.

Your house, clothing, car and breath won’t stink of smoke any more, which is good because your sense of smell is already coming back!

You’ve nearly reached a month and should be feeling great! Keep going and by the end of the month you’ll have saved £141*.

*Source NHS. The average smoker has 13 cigarettes a day, which works out as 364 cigarettes a month. That’s £141 and £1,696 a year that you could save by not smoking. *Studies show that you're more likely to quit successfully if you use a combination of stop smoking medicine and specialist support form your local stop smoking service.