At Brintnell Pharmacy and Travel Clinic, we want to give you the best chance at quitting smoking and living a longer life. Tobacco use is a leading cause of preventable diseases and premature death in Canada. By quitting smoking, you can improve your health status and quality of life, adding as much as ten years to your life expectancy.
Did you know that tobacco smoke contains over 4000 chemicals, including more than 60 different carcinogens (cancer-causing substances)? By quitting smoking, you drastically reduce your risk of a wide range of health complications, including:
- Heart diseases
- Lung diseases
Even if you have developed a smoking-related problem, you can benefit from quitting. Quitting smoking can make smoking-related illnesses more manageable and reduce the risk of doing further harm to your health. Quitting smoking can even help you save money in the long term.
With professional help from Brintnell Pharmacy and Travel Clinic, you can quit smoking and start improving your quality of life. We will help you through the five stages of quitting and help you build an achievable quitting plan.
Within twenty minutes of giving up smoking, your life will begin to change for the better:
- 20 minutes after your last cigarette your blood pressure will begin to drop, similar to the same level it was before your last cigarette.
- 8 hours after your last cigarette your blood’s toxic carbon monoxide levels will drop back to normal.
- 24 hours after your last cigarette your risk of having a heart attack decreases.
- 2 weeks to 3 months after your last cigarette your lung’s airways and muscles relax, allowing you to breathe easier and get more air into your lungs.
- 1 to 9 months after your last cigarette expect to cough less and see your lungs working even better.
- 1 year after your last cigarette the risk of you developing coronary heart disease is half of that of a smoker.
- 5 years after your last cigarette your risk of having a stroke is now the same as someone who has never smoked a single cigarette.
At Brintnell Pharmacy and Travel Clinic, we are dedicated to helping you live your best, healthiest life. We want nothing more than to give you the best chance at quitting smoking and living a longer, fulfilling life starting now.