The number of people who smoke has reduced from 22.4% of adults (18+) in 2001 to 14.5% in 2014-15¹. While on one hand this percentage reduction is great news, it also means roughly 2.6 million Australian adults still smoke.
If you’re a smoker, don’t for one second think you need to resign yourself to the fact you’ll always be one. If you’ve ever thought about stopping, even just for a brief moment, speak with your TerryWhite Chemmart pharmacist.
How can we help you on your quitting journey?
With a focus on improving the health and wellness of all Australians, we understand how important it is to be able to provide professional assistance for those who are looking to stop smoking.
We understand how difficult it can be to stop smoking, and that many people have several attempts before they are successful. We’re also aware that because everyone is different, a one-size-fits-all solution simply doesn’t work.
Your TerryWhite Chemmart pharmacist will work with you as an individual to help you create a personalised quit plan in-line with your goals and will help you find the right products suitable for your specific needs on your journey towards a healthier, smoke-free life.
A timeline of health benefits when you stop smoking
The effects of smoking
Smoking is one of Australia’s most prevalent causes of disease and death¹, and has links to several serious health issues including:
- Heart disease
- Eye disease
- Kidney disease
Additionally, second-hand smoke (exhaled or from the end of a lit tobacco product) can affect the health of those around you who may not even smoke themselves. When you consider all of these negative factors, the less sense smoking makes.
General advice only – this information should not replace the information provided to you by your health care professional. If symptoms are severe or persist, please speak to your health care professional. Information current as of date of publishing.
Always check with your pharmacist or medical professional before starting any new medications or supplements, particularly if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, are taking any medications currently, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or researching therapies suitable for infants or children.