Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking is one the invaluable things you can do for you and your health. At Phelans Pharmacy, we understand that quitting smoking can be difficult and we are here to help.

We stock a range of nicotine replacement products including patches, gum, lozenges, sprays and inhalers. Our pharmacist will help you choose the best products to suit your needs based on your smoking habits to give you the best chance of success.

Our pharmacists will also give you advice and tips that will help you to quit. We can help you manage cravings and withdrawal symptoms and if you have a setback, we will support you and help you to get back on track. 

 

Benefits of quitting smoking:

After 20 minutes

Your circulation will improve, and your blood pressure and heart rate will get lower. This immediately reduces your risk of a heart attack.

After 8 hours

The nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in your blood go down, and the oxygen level rises.

After 48 hours

The nicotine and carbon monoxide have left your body. Your sense of smell and taste will start to improve.

After 72 hours

Your breathing will improve and your energy levels will increase.

After 2-3 months

Your lung capacity could increase by up to 30%.

After 1 year

Your chance of having a heart attack drops by half.

After 5 years

The risk of smoking-related cancers is greatly reduced.

After 10 years

The risk of lung cancer is reduced by half.

After 15 years

The risk of having a heart attack is the same as a non-smoker.

If you smoke 20 cigarettes a day, a mugful of tar will build up in your lungs over the course of a year. The toxic chemicals in this tar cause cancer. When you give up smoking, your lungs quickly fight back by coughing up tar.

Where can I avail of the service and how much does it cost?

This service is available in all Phelans stores and is free of charge.