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Supporting you to Stop Smoking

If you have never tried to stop smoking before or have tried and failed, then this year why not consult with our trained staff who can advise on the best strategies to help you succeed. There are many different nicotine replacement therapies available and our healthcare staff can recommend the most suitable for your needs.

One such product is NICORETTE QuickMist. This is clinically proven to be 2.5 times more effective at helping smokers quit than by willpower alone. The fine spray format is an effective way of replacing some of the nicotine your body is used to getting from cigarettes, allowing you to relieve your nicotine cravings wherever and whenever you feel them. There are also patches, gum, lozenges and inhalers all of which are proven to help you stop smoking.



Top Tips for Stopping Smoking

Willpower. Use your willpower and ask yourself, “How much do I really need this cigarette?” Remind yourself of all the reasons you decided to stop smoking in the first place. Do you really want to throw all your hard work away now that you’ve got this far?

There will be moments when you feel like throwing it all in and reaching for a cigarette. Perhaps a personal crisis such as an argument at home or pressure at work. Be prepared for this and have a plan in your head for moments like this. That way you will be able to deal with it without resorting to a cigarette.

Ask for Advice. If you’re using a Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) such as Nicorette and feel that you’re not getting the most from it, speak to your Sam McCauley Pharmacist, who will be able to advise you on how to use your NRT properly and if necessary recommend an alternative. Remember, that you must be determined to quit, if you want your NRT to work.

Avoid temptation and smoking triggers. Remember alcohol and coffee are usually strong triggers for smoking. Try to avoid alcohol if it weakens your willpower and limit tea and coffee to a few cups a day. Don’t be tempted in the evening after work to risk ruining all your hard work with just one cigarette.

Remember, the occasional cigarette will only make you crave more. Whenever you feel the urge to smoke take your mind off it by keeping active. Early evenings are often the most difficult time. You could decide to try a new hobby, decorate or exercise. Remember the craving will only last a couple of minutes, don’t give in!

Remember, you’re not alone. Quit smoking help from family and friends is invaluable, and your Sam McCauley Pharmacist is always available for advice. Nicotine Replacement Therapies such as Nicorette have been clinically proven to help you stop smoking so if you haven’t tried them why not give them a go – you’ve nothing to lose!