Smoking Cessation

Quitting smoking offers immediate health benefits. Backhouse Pharmacy provides advice and Nicotine Replacement Therapies to help you quit successfully.


What do we help you with?

  • Choose the most suitable products for you to use as part of your quit programme
  • By providing useful information on personal triggers and how to beat the cravings
  • With the withdrawal symptoms
  • In times when motivation is needed in cases of slip ups

The benefits of stopping or not smoking!

  • The good news is that once you quit smoking, your body experiences a series of beneficial health changes that begin immediately and continue for years
  • Within 20 minutes of quitting, your blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal. Circulation improves in the hands and feet, making them warmer
  • After 8 hours, oxygen levels in the blood return to normal. Your chances of a heart attack start to fall
  • Within 24 hours, carbon monoxide is cleared from your body and after 48 hours, your sense of taste and smell begin to improve
  • After 72 hours, breathing will become easier and your energy levels will increase
  • After 1 year, your risk of a heart attack reduces by 50%

After 10 years, your risk of lung cancer falls to about half that of a smoker and your risk of a heart attack falls to about the same as someone who has never smoked