Quit smoking for good this Stoptober!

(Posted on 20/10/16)


Stoptober has begun and many smokers are well on their way to reaching the 28 day mark – research suggests that if you get this far you’re 5 times more likely to quit for good!

The annual campaign is now in its third year, and aims to highlight the benefits of giving up smoking, by encouraging smokers to stop smoking for 28 days.

Andy McKee, Pharmacy Manager at Crewkerne Pharmacy, said, “We all know the benefits of giving up smoking but we also understand that quitting is a tough thing to do.  A big part of my role as a community pharmacist is to support anyone who wants to stop smoking.”

“There are different options available for managing your cravings and breaking the habit – nicotine patches, inhalers or e-cigarettes are just a few.  Here at Crewkerne Pharmacy we’ll guide and support our patients and help them to find a solution that will work for them.”

The FREE NHS Smokefreelife service offers weekly, one-to-one support with a trained Stop Smoking Practitioner.  Ask a member of the Crewkerne Pharmacy team for more information.

“Quitting is the best thing you’ll ever do,” said Andy, “for your health and your family.  And remember that every cigarette you don’t smoke will save you money!”

For more information on Stoptober and how to quit smoking, please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/stoptober

 

To find out more about Crewkerne Pharmacy’s services, follow us on Twitter @crewkernepharm, find us on Facebook or call in and speak to us at Crewkerne Pharmacy, Crewkerne Health Centre, Middle Path, Crewkerne, Somerset TA18 8BX.  Telephone 01460 72781.  Open from 7am to 10.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sundays.

 



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