Looking for advice on how to stop smoking? We know quitting smoking is no easy task, so we offer expert advice, support and a range of products in store and online to help you achieve your goals.
What is the most effective Nicotine Replacement Therapy?
Self-control alone may not be enough to help you stop smoking straightaway, which is completely fine. As well as offering a range of nicotine products to suit your lifestyle, you may be able to get help from Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT).
Though it is not entirely risk free, Nicotine Replacement Therapy is an effective way to help you get started, by managing your cravings and supporting your addiction.
It’s normal that when you stop smoking, the nicotine is quickly eliminated from your body, so there’s a chance you may experience withdrawal symptoms, such as:
- Bad moods
- Feeling irritable
- Difficulty concentrating
Is the NHS stop smoking service free?
There’s also no need to try stopping on your own. With the FREE NHS Stop Smoking service available in our pharmacy, you can discuss your goals with the healthcare team, who will be able to offer advice on the best way to achieve them.
The free NHS stop smoking service varies across the country, but generally includes:
- Access to one-to-one behavioural support with a trained stop smoking advisor
- Supply of nicotine replacement therapy and advice on the most suited products for you
Did you know? Using combination therapy increases the chances of quitting by 50-70% compared to those not using anything?**
Common products used to stop smoking include nicotine pataches, sprays, lozenges, gum, inhalator devices, liquids and vapes. There are even apps that can help you along the way, as well as providing timelines to help inspire you and achieve your goals. It’s all about what works for you.
You are four times more likely to stop smoking with help.***
If you are in need of one-to-one support, visit Balmoral Pharmacy for guidance on how to quit smoking and the best nicotine replacement products for you from brands like Nicorette and NiQuitin.
We have a private consultation room available if you wish to chat in confidence about our smoking cessation services. You can discuss your smoking goals with a member of the pharmacy team, who will be able to offer guidance on how best to achieve them. We can offer advice to help you every step of the way.
***NHS Smoke Free: Local Stop Smoking Services, January 2017
*****NHS Smoke Free: How smoking affects your body, January 2017
For more information on stopping smoking, visit NHS smoke free.