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Stop Smoking Services

You are four times more likely to stop smoking with help.*

If you are in need of one-to-one support, visit your local LloydsPharmacy for our Stop Smoking Service. We can offer advice to help you every step of the way.
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Why you should quit smoking:

Smoking poses a huge risk to your health. So huge, in fact, that it’s accountable for 80,000 deaths in England each year.** Parts of your body that can be negatively affected by smoking include:

  • Your blood – toxins from cigarette smoke enter the blood and increase the chance of clot formation, increase blood pressure and narrow the arteries – these are all the factors that can lead to a heart attack, stroke, and coronary heart disease!
  • The lungs – from minor ailments such as coughs, colds and wheezing, to more serious diseases such as pneumonia, emphysema and lung cancer. Smoking causes 84% of deaths from lung cancer.**
  • Smoking can lead to many different forms of cancer, including cancer of the lips, tongue, oesophagus, stomach and kidney.
  • It can also affect areas of your body you wouldn’t expect, such as causing male impotence, reducing female fertility and even making your bones weak and brittle.
  • Finally, there are the changes to your appearance, including: the premature ageing of your skin, stained teeth, gum disease and tooth loss. It can also cause damage to the sense of your taste and bad breath.

If the health impacts weren’t enough, smoking is also a massive drain on your money. It is so important to get all the help and encouragement necessary to quit. We know it’s not easy, but our trained specialists are here for you.

How can our Stop Smoking Service help?

You will be able to discuss your smoking goals with a trained member of staff, who will be able to offer advice on how best to achieve them. We have private consultation rooms available if you wish to chat in confidence.

Our helpful staff will offer support and advice on:

  • Boosting your willpower
  • Avoiding triggers
  • Controlling your cravings
  • Managing withdrawal symptoms

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Self-control alone may not be enough to help you stop smoking straightaway, which is completely fine. Though it is not entirely risk free, Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is an effective way to help you get started, by managing your cravings and supporting your addiction.

During the private consultation, our staff member will be able to recommend any suitable Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) products. There are also products available online:

Remember:

You can stop smoking for good, with guidance, support and through your own hard work! Just remember to take it one day at a time.

Things you can do to help yourself include:

  • Picking a quit day that is free, so that you can relax and focus in a calm environment.
  • Try to distract yourself – keep busy, talk to someone, perhaps get outside for some fresh air. If you’re really craving a cigarette, have a cup of tea or even a snack.
  • Get rid of any cigarettes or lighters in the house and make sure you are not around anyone else who smokes.
  • If you are desperate to relieve cravings, use a NRT product.

FAQ's

Do I have to pay for this advice?

No, advice about stopping smoking is free. You may be required to pay for any NRT prescriptions unless you are exempt.

Do I need to make an appointment?

No appointment is necessary; we are ready in any LloydsPharmacy store to help you stop smoking at any time. If you would rather ensure you have an appointment, request a time on our booking form.

What do I do next?

If you would like help to stop smoking, simply visit your nearest LloydsPharmacy. Or request an appointment on our booking form.

Further Information

For more information on Stopping Smoking, visit NHS Smoke Free.

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*NHS Smoke Free: Local Stop Smoking Services, January 2017

** NHS Smoke Free: How smoking affects your body, January 2017

***http://ash.org.uk/files/documents/ASH_116.pdf