Smoking Cessation

Smoking Cessation

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Smoking is a dangerous and addictive habit which can be very hard to break, but can have life threatening consequences if you don’t quit. Nearly 20% of all deaths in over 35s are caused by smoking related illnesses, according to Public Health England. Smoking can increase the risk of you suffering from high blood pressure, a heart attack or stroke, or lung illnesses such as emphysema and bronchitis. It can also lead to many kinds of cancer - 98% of lung cancer cases are caused by smoking. Smoking also causes serious damage to those around you, as passive smoking (secondhand smoke) can be just as dangerous as smoking yourself. However, if you quit for good, you can reduce the risk of suffering from these illnesses, and after a few decades of being smoke free, your risk will go back to that of a non smoker. You can buy smoking cessation aids from an online doctor such as iMeds. You should take these smoking cessation tablets alongside other methods to quit, such as joining a support group or having a sponsor to help you give up for good.

Smoking is a very dangerous habit which can have serious long term health impacts such as increasing your risk of suffering from lung cancer, bronchitis, COPD or heart disease. If you give up, you can reverse the damage done over the course of a few decades. You can buy smoking cessation tablets such as Champix to help you give up. Champix should be taken alongside being a part of a support group to help you give up for good. This tablet contains an active ingredient which replicates the good feeling that nicotine gives you, to help ease you off smoking. It is a 12 week course which you can repeat if you relapse back to smoking.

Below are some common medicines often used to help with smoking cessation. Please note, this is not an exhaustive list and other non-medical methods or lifestyle changes may be more suitable. If you would like to learn more about these options, then please click here. Before receiving medication you must answer a number of questions to asses your suitability. All questions are reviewed by a GMC registered doctor before a final decision is made. All medication is dispensed via a full regulated and registered UK pharmacy.