Are you thinking of Quitting Smoking?
Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do to decrease your risk of cancer. It will also lead to other health benefits including improved heart health, easier breathing, and a stronger immune system.
Quitting smoking often requires several attempts, and there are many approaches to try.
You will feel the benefits of quitting almost straight away as your body repairs itself. You should start feeling benefits within a week.
In the first 12 hours of quitting, excess carbon monoxide is out of your blood; within a week your sense of taste and smell improves and within a month your skin appearance will improve.
In the first year of quitting your lungs will no longer be producing extra phlegm, your lung function and blood flow improve and your risk of heart disease will be halved.
What are the physical effects of smoking?
Smoking will reduce your life expectancy and quality of life, as well as increasing your risk of developing conditions such as:
How do I successfully Quit Smoking?
There are many factors that together contribute to successfully quitting smoking. These will vary from person to person, and may include:
How your PharmaSave Pharmacist can help
Your pharmacist can help provide the right advice and products to help you quit, which may include:
Start your Quit Smoking journey today to discuss a quit strategy that is tailored to your individual needs. You can find your nearest PharmaSave Pharmacy here.