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Smoking Cessation Service

Smoking Cessation

Smokers are twice as likely to quit with the aid of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) and counselling than through will power alone. Our smoking cessation programme covers an 8 week course that only costs a single prescription charge (currently £7.20). This covers all the quit smoking products needed during the eight week programme. Persons exempt from prescription charges receive this service free of charge.

Initially a simple form needs to be completed and the person's carbon monoxide levels are assessed. Staff provide guidance and support to help kick the habit. Where necessary, suitable NRT products are selected.

Treatments include patches, gums, lozenges or microtabs. The most suitable product(s) will be chosen during the initial consultation and may be changed according to response.

Patients usually come in weekly for a quick progress check and to replenish their NRT supplies.

Smoking is the biggest risk factor for stroke and heart disease. At Fareham Pharmacy we understand the difficulties that smokers experience when trying to give up. Our advisers are trained to provide support and are committed to helping you lead a healthy and smoke free life.

If you would like to take advantage of this service or would like more information, please call in and talk to a member of staff who will be pleased to assist.