Tips to Controlling Your Urge to Smoke
No-one can dispute that smoking is harmful to your health. The nicotine contained in cigarettes affects noradrenaline and dopamine in the human brain, this, in turn, reduces tension and anxiety and so changes mood. That is why it can be so difficult to quit smoking even if all the evidence points to the fact that you should.
Try our free stop smoking clinic in Streatham
Pearl Chemists are committed to the health of their customers and with the endorsement of the NHS stop smoking campaign, run a free stop smoking clinic in Streatham. It’s not easy to quit smoking and many people try and fail repeatedly. As soon as life’s stresses start to mount up, it is just too easy to reach for that cigarette packet.
Pearl Chemist offer mental and psychological support at their clinic in Streatham plus advice on all the supportive products which can assist quitters on their journey to good health.
What are the benefits of quitting smoking?
Improving your health is Number One on the list of benefits of stopping smoking. Smoking causes lung conditions and diseases which can irreparably damage your airways including bronchitis, emphysema and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – COPD. It affects asthma and ultimately increases your chances of suffering from lung cancer.
Did you also know…?
Smoking also affects your skin, reducing blood supply and causing the skin to age and wrinkle prematurely. Smoking can impact on your sex life, diminishing desire and arousal. And smoking can affect the development of the unborn child in pregnant women.
NHS Stop Smoking Service
The NHS is working with local pharmacy groups to offer group sessions and one on one support to those wanting to quit smoking. Evidence suggests that supporting smokers on this journey can have a big impact on success rates; it’s hard to go it alone and you don’t need to.
Many of the trained advisers who offer free help and support are themselves ex-smokers so can really empathise with your difficulties and struggles. They can support, encourage and advise including guidance on how to access different products to help reduce nicotine cravings and which ones may be best for you.
Products to help you quit smoking
So-called smoking aids are designed to help you manage the withdrawal symptoms and cravings which every smoker will experience when they quit. Most of these include smaller levels of nicotine to help you cope through difficult times without resorting to a cigarette. Smoking aids come in many forms:-
- nicotine chewing gum
- nicotine lozenges or sweets
- nicotine patches
- nicotine inhalers
There are prescription drugs that your counseller can discuss with you and some people use e-cigarettes to make the switch away from nicotine easier. Let Pearl Chemist help you on your journey to a healthier life, visit our website now www.pearlchemistgroup.co.uk