Stopping Smoking with Prescription Treatments
Champix Tablets for stopping smoking can now be purchased through us using our online doctor service. Champix is the prescription treatment for smoking cessation.
Why would you use this service?:
- Convenience. - Complete the online questions now.
- Speed. - The treatment could be with you as soon as tomorrow.
- Discount for every repeat order.
- Secure, discreet packaging.
- Trustworthy partnership of Totalpharmacy.co.uk and Pharmadoctor.co.uk
Smoking is the largest single cause of preventable death in the United Kingdom, claiming an estimated 120,000 victims each year.
That is more than 13 people every hour, or the equivalent of a fully laden jumbo jet crashing every other day. A person does not need to smoke very many cigarettes before the sense of taste and smell and appetite for food are affected by the many substances in tobacco smoke.
A smoker's cough can develop quite rapidly and chest infections are more likely to occur. Smoking can also affect the way the lungs cope with physical exertion, running for a bus, for example.
The worst effects appear after many years, the three main diseases being:
- Lung cancer - at least 90% of lung cancers are caused by smoking
- Chronic bronchitis and other lung diseases - about 90% of people who suffer from these diseases are smokers
- Heart disease - coronary heart disease is the leading cause of premature death in this country and smoking accounts for a large proportion of these deaths. The risk of having a heart attack under 50 is ten times greater for smokers than non smokers
I have smoked for years - is it too late now for me to stop ?
Severe though the risks from continuing to smoke are, a person's health usually starts to improve from the moment they give up the habit. Once a person stops smoking, their health starts improving immediately. Within:
- One hour: blood pressure falls and circulation starts improving
- One day: lungs begin the process of cleaning out mucus and other debris
- One week: bronchial passages relax making breathing easier
- One month: circulation improves throughout the whole body
- One year: lung function improves 10% * Ten years: risk of lung cancer falls to about half that of a smoker. Risk of heart attack falls to about the same as someone who has never smoked.
Where can I get help?
Although many people find the most effective way to stop smoking is to pick a day and just stop - others find it more difficult and need support and help. Compared with willpower alone, nicotine replacement therapy doubles success rate - it does NOT replace the need for willpower and is not a magic cure.
Please go to our Stop Smoking section to choose your product.
Other sources of advice and help are your local Doctor who may run a local clinic. Health education and health promotion units also provide free leaflets, give advice and some run stop smoking groups.
Telephone support providing help in stopping smoking and information on local services:
NHS Smoking Helpline: 0800 169 0 169 -7am- 11pm every day or textphone 0800 169 0 171
For online help and support gosmokefree.co.uk
NHS Pregnacy smoking helpline 0800 169 9 169
NHS Asian tobacco Helplines: 1pm- 9pm Tuesdays
0800 169 0 881 URDU
0800 169 0 882 PUNJABI
0800 169 0 883 HINDI
0800 169 0 884 GUJARATI
0800 169 0 885 BENGALI
Or contact: ASH (Action on Smoking and Health)
England: 020 7739 5902
Scotland: 0131 225 4725
Wales: 029 2064 1101
N. Ireland: 028 9066 3281
Click here to view our smoking cessation products
For much more information click SMOKING CESSATION or go to NHSDirect at www.nhs.uk BUT DON'T FORGET TO COME BACK TO US.
This page was last updated: Monday 29 July, 2013