Quitting Smoking

  • Smoking may lead to cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic lung disease and asthma.
  • Stopping smoking has major and immediate health benefits.
  • Acknowledge that quitting smoking successfully may take several attempts.
  • Techniques for quitting include going ‘cold turkey’, reducing usage within two weeks, nicotine replacement products (gum, patches, lozenges, sublingual tablets or inhalers), prescription medication, acupuncture and hypnotherapy.
  • It is best to have a strategy starting with reasons for quitting to help stay focused, creating a plan to deal with challenges and following the plan working toward a quit date.
  • Believe that quitting smoking is achievable!
  • UFS Pharmacies stock smoking cessation products. UFS’ pharmacists are always on hand to provide people with useful information and advice on how to quit smoking.