NHS Funded Smoking Cessation Programme       

What is the Smoking Cessation Programme?

  • Access to on-going support for 12 weeks such as consultations with a trained advisor.
  • Advice on and supply of stop smoking medicines if they are suitable for you.
  • This service staffed by expert advisers who are trained to provide a range of proven methods to help you quit.
  • They'll give you accurate information and advice, as well as professional support, during the first few months you stop smoking. 

What are the benefits of quitting smoking?

  • People breathe more easily and cough less when they give up smoking because their lung capacity improves by up to 10% within 9 months.
  • Within 2 to 12 weeks of stopping smoking, your blood circulation improves. This makes all physical activity, including walking and running, much easier.
  • You'll also give a boost to your immune system, making it easier to fight off colds and flus. The increase in oxygen in the body can also reduce tiredness and the likelihood of headaches. 
  • Giving up tobacco stops teeth becoming stained, and you'll have fresher breath.
  • Ex-smokers are also less likely than smokers to get gum disease and prematurely lose their teeth.

How can I get involved in this programme?

  • If you are interested in quitting smoking, contact your local McKeevers Chemists to speak to a member of our helpful team in the strictest of confidence to find out more about signing up for this free 12 week programme. 

For more information regarding this free service please contact your local McKeevers Chemists.

Smoking Cessation

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