Quitting smoking can be the best thing you can do for your health. Here’s what happens when you quit:
Within 8 hours, the carbon monoxide levels drop in your body and the oxygen levels in your blood return to normal.
In 48 hours, your chance of having a heart attack drops. Food will taste and smell better.
In 3 months, your lungs will work up to 30% better.
In 1 year, your risk of heart attack is cut in half.
Within 10 years, your risk of dying from lung cancer is cut in half.
Having said that, quitting smoking is one of the hardest things to do because nicotine is highly addictive. At Intrepid Pharmacy, we can help make quitting easier. Our trained pharmacists can recommend the right quit smoking product for you and prescribe a quit smoking medication. We can also sit down with you and design a Quit Smoking Action Plan with effective strategies specifically for you. This type of consultation, combined with the right quit smoking medication, is the best way to quit smoking. This service is also covered by Ontario Drug Benefit and covered for seniors.
Our team is here to help. Call or visit Intrepid Pharmacy to book an appointment today.
Written by Baris Huner, pharmacist at Intrepid Pharmacy.