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Quit Smoking

At Brennan’s Pharmacy, we can offer you the support you need to stop smoking today.

Our pharmacists are available without appointment to provide you with advice and treatment options that best suit your individual needs.

If you’re a smoker, quitting can make a huge difference to your health as well as the health of your friends and family. Even if you’re a long term smoker it is never too late to quit!

Benefits of quitting smoking

About 2 in 3 smokers want to stop and you’re four times more likely to quit if you use Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) with specialist support. The benefits of stopping smoking include:

  • Increased lung capacity to allow you to breathe more easily
  • Decreased likelihood of getting serious smoking-related diseases like heart disease, cancers, heart attack, stroke or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Decreased stress levels
  • Improved smell and taste
  • Decreased skin aging
  • Decreased staining of teeth, fresher breath and reduced risk of gum disease
  • Reduced thinning of bones (osteoporosis)
  • Increased fertility

What to expect when you quit

After 3 days breathing becomes easier and energy levels increase

After 1 month skin appearance and blood circulation improve

After 9 months cough, wheeze and breathing problems improve and lung function improves by up to 10%

After 1 year risk of heart attack falls to about half that of a smoker

After 10 years risk of lung cancer falls to about half that of a smoker

After 15 years risk of heart attack falls to the same level as a non-smoker

It can also save an individual over €4,000 per year if they smoke 20 per day

Treatment options available in our pharmacy

We offer nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) as a primary treatment for smoking cessation. NRT contains only nicotine and none of the damaging chemicals found in cigarettes. It helps you replace the nicotine you get from smoking to minimise cravings. It can also be used in pregnancy to assist in stopping smoking, therefore reducing health risks in an unborn baby.

We offer NRT in the form of:

  • Patches
  • Inhalators
  • Gum
  • Lozenges
  • Mouth spray

Most nicotine products come in a variety of strengths and flavours to suit each individual.

For further advice or if you would like to stop smoking today contact one of our branches on…

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