Stub it out with help of Marlborough pharmacy
8:00am Monday 11th March 2013 in News
Family-run Kennet Pharmacy is lending a helping hand to smokers on national No Smoking Day so they can kick the habit once and for all.
The pharmacy in George Lane will be offering advice and NHS Smokefree Quit Kits as part of national No Smoking Day on Wednesday.
The Quit Kits contain a health and wealth wheel to help quitters monitor the difference kicking the habit has on their body and bank balance.
Pharmacist Tim Jephson said: “Not only is quitting smoking one of the best things you can do to take care of yourself but it’s also a good way to look after your finances in these hard times.
“With a packet of cigarettes costing about £7 the financial strain of being a smoker can be massive.
“Even a moderate smoker will be forking out a small fortune because of their addiction.
“Everyone knows the damage tobacco can do. Not only is there the danger of lung cancer but it also increases your chances of suffering heart attacks and strokes.
“The health benefits you gain from quitting are significant.
“You’ll find you can breathe better, your skin will start looking younger and your teeth won’t have that horrid yellow tinge associated with smokers.”
The pharmacy’s stop smoking service includes a private consultation, individual quit plans and weekly health checks.
The Quit Kits also include a quiz to find out how addicted you are, a calendar to keep you on track for the first 28 days of quitting and a stress toy to help keep your hands busy during cravings.