Quit-smoking advice at clinic

It’s the start of a new year, and many people have made the resolution to quit smoking.

They’re not alone. Quitting smoking is one of the top five New Year’s resolutions. It is estimated that a smoker tries to quit several times before finally succeeding.

A choice to help quit smoking is a number of over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapies. 

To learn about all the options, London Drugs in West Oaks Mall hosts a smoking cessation clinic on Thursday, Jan. 18 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

At the clinic, the pharmacist assesses your smoking habits, shows how smoking may affect your appearance over the years through digitally aged photography, and provides information on the health risks of smoking and the benefits of quitting.  

The assessment assists in identifying your smoking triggers, and the pharmacist helps develop a personalized stop-smoking plan.

Cost of the clinic is $10.

Participants take home a quit-smoking journal, an action tips pocket calendar, an aged photograph to show how smoking may affect their appearance, a smoking cessation information brochure, coupons for smoking cessation products, and a customized smoking cessation plan.

Appointments must be booked with the pharmacist at 604-852-0936.

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