Stop Smoking

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
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

Chance of a heart attack is now only 50% of that of a smoker

5 years

Carbon monoxide leaves the body and lungs start to clear out mucus and debris

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 £9.60

Cigarettes per day
5
10
20
40
50
60

Month 1

£72.00

£144.00

£288.00

£576.00

£720.00

£864.00

Month 3

£216.00

£432.00

£864.00

£1,728.00

£2,160.00

£2,592.00

Month 6

£435.00

£864.00

£1,728.00

£3,456.00

£4,320.00

£5,184.00

1 year

£804.00

£1,752.00

£3,504.00

£7,008.00

£8,760.00

£10,512.00

After a year I could Buy

A holiday

A mac book

A hot tub

A rolex Watch

A car

Deposit for a house

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.