Stop Smoking Service

Stop Smoking

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Information About this Service 

The tobacco epidemic is one of the biggest public health threats we have ever faced, killing more than 8 million people a year around the world. According to the NHS, in the UK alone, smoking kills 80,000 people every year and a further 50,000 people are admitted into hospital as a direct result of smoking. Smoking has been linked to countless conditions from depression and infertility to lung cancer and heart disease.

Pharmacies can provide support and advice to those willing to give up smoking and refer them to a specialist service when required. The team can enable access to stop smoking aids, from patches and inhalators to gum and medicines.

 

Health Benefits of Quitting Smoking;

  • breathe more easily
  • cough less
  • increased energy levels
  • improves fertility
  • improves smell and taste
  • younger looking skin
  • whiter teeth
  • improved oral hygiene
  • improved sex

What our team do 

The team will perform an initial assessment where the patient is assessed for their readiness to make a quit attempt and their willingness to try

recommended treatments. Next, there is the initial consultation. Here, the patients carbon monoxide levels are measured. The patient is also told what the benefits are of stopping smoking, including the benefits of reducing passive smoking for their friends and family. There will also be an explanation of tobacco withdrawal syndrome, the effectiveness of treatment options, what the typical programme will look like, setting a quit date and agreeing on a chosen treatment pathway. There will then be follow up consultations which assess what the patients smoking status is using a carbon monoxide test.

 

You can find support for this service at the following pharmacies; 

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