Pharmacy offering a helping hand to kick the habit for Stoptober
(Posted on 17/10/13)
With Stoptober now in full swing, Tower house Pharmacy is helping smokers to kick the habit once and for all.
Tower house Pharmacy in Nailsea is on hand to offer support, advice and medication to smokers wanting to quit during the NHS-backed campaign this month.
Smoking is still the biggest cause of preventable death and disease in England, but quitting tips and medication such as patches, lozenges and sprays are available at Tower house Pharmacy to help smokers stub out the habit.
Jonathan Wood, pharmacy manager at Tower house Pharmacy said “Quitting smoking is a tall order but the benefits that come from giving up can have a hugely positive impact on peoples lives.
“Making the decision to quit smoking is the first step – if you’re struggling as the month goes on, please come and see us for some moral and practical support. Our extended opening hours make it easier for us to offer appointments at times that suit you. Many of our patients take full advantage of our early morning and late evening appointments.”
Emma Wilson, dispenser at Tower House said “This service fits in well with our efforts to improve the health of our community and everyone certainly seems to appreciate the wide range of appointments available.”
Public Health England says that someone who quits smoking for Stoptober, and doesn’t smoke again, could gain an extra seven days of life, every 28 days, for the rest of their life.
Along with the health benefits, statistics show that stopping will save the average smoker over £150 a month and almost £2,000 a year. During last year’s Stoptober campaign, a staggering £25 million was saved by the 160,000 people who stopped buying cigarettes.