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Are you ready to quit smoking this year? 

Are you ready to quit smoking this year? 

Forward Pharmacy can help!

Quitting smoking improves your health immediately!

We all know that smoking is bad for you, but did you know that your health improves right away when you quit? That’s right—when you quit smoking, your heart rate returns to normal in 20 minutes and your risk of a heart attack decreases within 12-24 hours.1

Top 10 Benefits of Quitting Smoking

There are so many ways your life will improve by stopping smoking, but here are the top ten.

  1. You’ll save money – see how much you’ll save with this online calculator from smokefree.gov
  2. Your sex life will improve
  3. Your risk of cancer will go down
  4. Your risk of emphysema will go down
  5. Your lung function will improve
  6. Your immune system will improve
  7. Your muscles and bones will be stronger
  8. No more dangerous secondhand smoke for your family and friends
  9. You’ll live longer
  10. People will stop asking you to quit all the time

Explore more benefits on the Smoke Free website.2

How to Quit Smoking for Good

Make a quit plan.

Committing to your success is the first step. Download our quit plan, or create a personalized plan on the Smoke Free website.

Call your Forward Pharmacist for Nicotine Replacement Therapy Support

Our Pharmacists can recommend the right kind of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) for you. NRT is available as patches, gum, and lozenges. Our pharmacists can help you decide which OTC product is right for you. They can also write prescriptions for NRT – which could help you save money since most insurance companies cover the costs fully or with only minimal copays for patients.

Your doctor can also prescribe NRT and other smoking cessation medications. When you come to pick up your prescription, our pharmacists will work with you to help you increase your chances of successfully quitting.

Get Ongoing Support

Tell your family and friends about your quit plan. They can help keep you accountable and cheer you on. You can also join a local quit smoking support group, use an accountability app or a texting program to help keep you on track.

Take Care of Yourself

Taking care of yourself can help you beat nicotine addiction. Signing up for group fitness or online training can help keep cravings at bay and help with depression and weight management. Getting enough sleep and good nutrition will help you power through any tough spots. Some people find that aromatherapy can help with cravings, while others use a fidget spinner to help relieve stress and give you something to do with your hands.

Don’t let smoking drag you down this year – get the help you need!

Make your plan to quit, then call your Forward Pharmacy today. Get ready for a healthier 2023 by quitting smoking now.

References

Benefits of Quitting. (n.d.). Smokefree.gov. Retrieved December 28, 2022, from https://smokefree.gov/quit-smoking/why-you-should-quit/benefits-of-quitting

Benefits of Quitting Smoking. (2022, November 17). American Lung Association. Retrieved December 28, 2022, from https://www.lung.org/quit-smoking/i-want-to-quit/benefits-of-quitting