Quit Smoking

What NRT Product is Best For Me?

What NRT Product is Best For Me?

14th October, 2016

NRT products come in a variety of forms to suit your needs: patches are discreet, nasal sprays offer a quick hit of Nicotine, whereas inhalators offer the motion of a cigarette, which is more helpful to those who miss the action.

What is Nicorette QuickMist?

What is Nicorette QuickMist?

17th August, 2016

If you are trying to quit smoking or attempting to cut down on the number of cigarettes you smoke each day, Nicotine Replacement Therapy could make the process easier. It works by providing your body with a small amount of nicotine to help to keep cravings at bay when you are trying to quit.

Want to Quit Smoking?

18th July, 2016

Quitting smoking is notoriously difficult especially if you try to go cold turkey. Whether you smoke a packet or more a day or you tend to smoke on social occasions, stubbing out that cigarette for good is quite the challenge. However, there are many products on the market that make the process easier and altogether more manageable.

Benefits of Electronic Cigarettes

29th April, 2016

At the moment e-cigarettes are not licensed as medicines or regulated in the same way as other Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) products however, according to a 200 page report written by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Tobacco Advisory Group they have found that electronic cigarettes are ‘beneficial to public health’ and that using them to quit smoking should be ‘widely promoted’.

How To Stop Smoking, For Good

16th October, 2015

According to NHS statistics, 70% of Britons who currently smoke would actually like to give up. However, anyone who's been a smoker and has successfully kicked the habit will know that's easier said than done. Mark Sykes, one of our pharmacists, explains how we become addicted to smoking and the variety of options available to help you quit, for good.

Can Omega 3 help you to stop or cut down smoking?

18th November, 2014

The Daily Mail has reproduced an article about how Omega 3 can help you stop smoking as it helps the body cope with cravings.

A study was conducted in Europe, where some smokers were given Omega 3 and some were given dummy (placebo) pills to see how it affected their smoking habits. It was found that the smokers taking Omega 3 supplements reduced their cigarette consumption by 11% which is the equivalent of about 2 fewer cigarettes per day. This is because smoking is known to reduce the levels of Omega 3 in the brain, which may result in difficulty for the body to deal with cravings.

It should be noted that the dose of Omega 3 taken in the study was higher than that recommended in the UK.

As with all vitamins and minerals, the body will absorb what it needs and a balanced diet should provide an individual with sufficient amounts. If you do not eat food rich in Omega 3 and are thinking of reducing or quitting your smoking then a supplement could be useful.

Where can high levels of Omega 3 be found?

  • Fish, particularly oily fish
  • Grass-fed meats
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Sunflower and olive oils

Weldricks Pharmacy offers a wide range of vitamins and supplements, some of which contain Omega 3.

Weldricks also offers a range of Smoking Cessation products which are licensed to help smokers quit as well as electronic cigarettes, whilst still containing nicotine do not have the other toxins found in tobacco products.

 

Source http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2829826/How-FISH-OILS-help-smokers-quit-Scientists-discover-omega-3-supplements-reduce-cravings-cigarette.html