Now that Smoking is banned in all public places…
Are you ready to quit?
If smoking has started to feel more of an inconvenience than a pleasure maybe it’s time you thought about stopping.
Have you considered what smoking does to your health? Think about the smell on your clothes, car and home, the money you could save and how this affects everyone around you. The list of benefits of becoming smoke-free is endless so what are you waiting for?!
Smoking – the risks
Smoking causes about 30% of all cancer deaths, including around 90% of lung cancer deaths. Smoking is also responsible for 17% of all heart disease deaths and at least 80% of deaths from bronchitis and emphysema.
About half of all regular cigarette smokers will be killed by their habit
Benefits of quitting
You will start to notice the benefits within the first 2 days of giving up smoking. Please see the table below for the time scale and benefits of giving up smoking.
|Time since stopping||
Benefits to health that take palce
|20 minutes||Blood pressure and pulse rate returns to normal|
|8 hours||Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by half, oxygen levels return to normal.|
|24 hours||Carbon monoxide will be eliminated from the body. Lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris.|
|48 hours||There is no nicotine left in the body. Ability to taste and smell is greatly improved.|
|72 hours||Breathing becomes easier. Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase.|
|2-12 weeks||Circulation improves.|
|3-9 months||Coughs and weezing and breathing problems improve as lung function is increased by up to 10%|
|1 year||Risk of heart attack falls to about half that of a smoker.|
|5 years||Risk of lung cancer falls to half of that of a smoker.|
|10 years||Risk of heart attack falls to the same as someone who has never smoked.|
What you could buy for
What you could buy
for the 5-10 years
spend on cigarettes
|10||£820||New wardrobe of clothes||£4,106||£8,212||
|50||£4,088||Second hand car||£20,440||£40,880|
Tips on quitting
Get professional help – At Prestwich Pharmacy our stop smoking advisors are here to give you FREE help, advice and support. Using a service like ours makes you 4 times more likely to succeed*
Stop Completely – It may seem like a good idea to cut down gradually then stop, but research shows that whilst fewer cigarettes are smoked, a person will smoke each one more intensely, which can be just as harmful. The best way is to stop completely, use nicotine replacement products and receive regular support from us. We do, however, understand that some people feel more confident if they have cut down first before deciding on a quit date. If you prefer, do this and book your appointment with us when you are ready to stop completely.
Nicotine withdrawal – Nicotine will be out of your system within 48 hours. Nicotine replacement therapy aims to ease the withdrawal from this highly addictive drug and will double your chances of becoming smoke free**. Patches, Lozenges, Gum, Inhalator etc are all available at Prestwich Pharmacy so you can decide, with our help, which is the right product for you.
Call in or Phone 0161 798 2778 now for an appointment!
*Compared to going it alone
**Compared to cold turkey