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Spacer We all know that smoking is bad for us and, although giving up can be very hard, stopping smoking is one of the best lifestyle changes you can make to benefit your health. The other good news is that Lloydspharmacy is here to help you stop smoking. In fact, its been proven that if you combine Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) with one to one support, you're up to 4 times more likely to quit than if you go it alone.

Smoking facts*
  • People are four times more likely to quit with support compared to those who choose to go it alone
  • Smoking increases the risk of serious diseases and health problems such as cancer, heart attack, stroke and breathing problems such as COPD
*Smoke free - Department of Health
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Health Benefits
After Benefit
10 minutes Blood pressure and pulse return to normal
8 hours Blood oxygen levels return to normal and chance of having a heart attack starts to fall
24 hours Carbon monoxide leaves the body and lungs start to clear out mucus and debris
48 hours Congratulations. All nicotine has now left your body. Sense of taste and smell improves
72 hours Breathing is easier and energy levels increase
2 - 12 weeks Circulation improves throughout body, exercise becomes easier
3 - 9 months Lung efficiency increases by 5 10%. Reduction in coughing, wheezing and breathlessness
5 years Chance of a heart attack is now only 50% of that of a smoker
10 years Chance of lung cancer is now only 50% of that of a smoker. Chance of a heart attack is the same as a non smoker
Financial Benefits
Based on a pack of 20 cigarettes costing £7.47
Cigarettes per day 5 10 20 40 50 60
Month 1 £56.02 £112.05 £224.10 £448.20 £560.25 £627.30
Month 3 £168.06 £336.15 £672.30 £1,344.60 £1,680.75 £2,016.90
Month 6 £336.12 £672.30 £1,344.60 £2,689.20 £3,361.50 £4,033.80
1 Year £672.24 £1,344.60 £2,689.20 £5,378.40 £6,723.00 £8,067.60
After 1 year I could buy An iPad A 40” TV and home cinema system Two months repayment on a mortgage for a semi-detached house A fully fitted kitchen A family holiday for two weeks in Barbados A new car
NHS Stop Smoking Service
This is available in most Lloydspharmacy stores and it involves all the expert advice and support you need, including weekly visits to the pharmacy for progress checks, to help you succeed. As part of the service you may be eligible for free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) so please ask a member of the pharmacy team for details.
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