Smoking is one of the worst vices, with around 40% of smokers dying from a condition caused by this bad habit.
Quitting smoking will drastically lower your risk of suffering from heart problems and cancer, as well as providing a range of improvements to your overall health.
If you want to quit smoking, but aren’t sure where to start - talk to one of our GPs today.
Our doctors can advise you on the best methods for stopping and if needed, can prescribe medication to help you kick the habit.
Smoking increases your chances of developing various types of cancer, heart problems and breathing issues.
It’ll also drastically decrease your lung capacity, cause wrinkles and saggy skin to develop more quickly and can make existing conditions like asthma much harder to cope with.
If that’s not enough, quitting smoking will save you a lot of money and prevent those around you from suffering the effects of second-hand smoke.
Most people aren’t aware that a GP can help you to kick the habit. Doctors are able to provide expert advice, prescribe therapies to wean you off nicotine and if necessary, set you on a course of drugs to aid your quitting efforts.
Medication alone won’t win the battle for you, however, and you’ll need commitment and willpower to finally stop smoking once and for all.
Here's a few tips to get you started:
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