Smoking Cessation Services via your Local Pharmacy

NHS Grampian is supporting selected community pharmacies in their area to provide smokers with advice and support together with the supply of nicotine replacement products under the NHS.

The Aberchirder Pharmacy is part of this scheme.

Products available are patches, gum, lozenges, nasal sprays, microtabs and inhalators.

You can receive up to 12 weeks support and advice, on a one-to-one basis, on which product is best for you.  If you already receive free prescriptions then the scheme is completely free to you.  Otherwise there are 3 charges of 6.65 each, to be paid on weeks I, 5 & 9. (assuming you require the full 12 weeks support).  The costs are equal to the standard prescription charges from your doctor.


Full details are available at Aberchirder Pharmacy, 55 Main Street, Aberchirder.  Tel: 01466 780201

Reasons to STOP SMOKING today ......

For those who do quit smoking, the benefits to health are well worth the effort.


The good news is that once a smoker quits the health effects and benefits are immediate.........

~  20 minutes - Blood pressure and pulse return to normal.
~  8 hours - Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in the blood are halved
 ~  24 hours - Carbon monoxide will be eliminated from your body.  You lungs will have started to clear out the tar that's been clogging them up.
~  48 hours - No nicotine left in the body, taste and smell are greatly improved.
~  72 hours - Breathing becomes easier, energy levels increase.
~  2 - 12 weeks - Circulation improves.
~  3 - 9 months - Coughs, wheezing and breathing problems reduced.

Other reasons to STOP SMOKING today ......

~  Warmer feet and hands - More blood can get through to your hands and feet making them warmer.
~  It's easier to walk - Your heart has less work to do and more oxygen can get around your body.
~  Better concentration - More blood can get through to your brain, this helps your concentration.
~  Healthier skin and hair - Hair and skin will look and feel healthier, fresher and younger.
~  Extra Cash! - Heavy smokers can save up to 3,000 a year!!!