Advice for Health - Smoking Cessation

Quit for the health of it!

It’s one of the hardest things you will ever do. Your PharmaChoice pharmacist will help you plan to quit, deal with nicotine withdrawal and manage your smoking “triggers”.

You’ve trained your brain and body to depend on cigarettes, so in order to succeed you must change what you do and reduce your exposure to those nasty “triggers” that make you want to smoke.

The results from quitting are fast and life changing:

Within 8 hours
The Carbon monoxide level drops and the oxygen level in your blood increases to normal.

Within 48 hours
Your chances of having a heart attack starts to go down and your sense of smell and taste begin to improve.

Within 72 hours
Your lung capacity increases and breathing becomes easier.

Within 14 to 90 days
Blood circulation improves and your lung functioning increases up to 30 percent.

Within 6 months
Coughing, congestion, and shortness of breath improve.

Within 1 year
Your risk of suffering a smoking-related heart attack is cut in half.

Within 10 years

The risk of dying from lung cancer is cut in half.

Within 15 years
Your risk of dying from a heart attack is equal to a person who never smoked.