What Is In A Cigarette?
TAR Tar is a toxic substance whereby it blackens and hardens our lungs and causes damages.
NICOTINE Nicotine is an addictive substance that affects our brain’s function. This is part of the reason why people find it difficult to stop smoking.
CARBON MONOXIDE High level may cause poisoning. Symptoms include: dizziness, nausea and confusion.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is a medical treatment to help people stop smoking by using low doses of nicotine, which a person would have otherwise received from tobacco.
Available in different forms:
2mg Suitable for light smokers (smoke less than 20 cigarettes per day)
4mg Suitable for heavy smokers (smoke more than 20 cigarettes per day)
How To Use Nicotine Gum
Chew the gum slowly until the taste becomes strong
Rest the gum between your mouth’s jaw and cheek
Start chewing again when taste has faded
Keep repeating steps 2 & 3 for about 30 minutes
Nicotine patch releases nicotine slowly over a 16 hour period. The nicotine is absorbed through your skin and enters your bloodstream.
Regimen is initiated after individuals are accessed by healthcare professionals.
How To Use Nicotine Patch
Apply one new, fresh patch to the body first thing in the morning.
Before going to sleep, remove the patch and dispose safely.
Apply to a new part of your body each day. After 2 to 3 days, you may apply to a previous spot if there’s no sign of irritation.
Apply the patch to clean, dry, hairless skin of the thigh, arm, chest, or hip.
Varenicline - Helps to reduce symptoms of withdrawal and cravings
Varenicline is not recommended for use by children 18 years or younger. Please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
How Can We Help?
Our pharmacists will help you to quit smoking by providing a customized and personalized quit smoking plan.
Comprehensive follow-up sessions will be provided by our pharmacists according to your availability.
Nicotine replacement therapy will be suggested and dispensed by the pharmacist to facilitate smoking cessation.
Why Should You Quit?
Not exposing family or friends to secondhand smoke
Improving your health
Lowering your risk of disease in the future