Smoking Cessation

Smoking is a well-known for causing a lot of diseases and yet smokers find it hard to quit smoking.

In order to encourage smokers to quit smoking, we are providing smoking cessation service in most of the CARiNG Pharmacy stores.

Why Should I Quit Smoking?

Statistics show: Every year, > 19,000 Malaysian are killed by the smoking-related disease. So, are you one of those who have not quit smoking yet? 

You may have heard about the benefits of quitting smoking, but are not ready to give up the sense of pleasure you feel within seconds of lighting up your cigarette. Nevertheless, it is good to remind yourself that the side effects brought by smoking have far-reaching consequences than the sense of pleasure you enjoy while smoking.

How Would Smoking Cessation Benefit You?

Your Smile Will Be Brighter

Blood Circulation Will Become Better

Risk Of Having A Heart Attack Will Decrease

Money Spent On Cigarettes Will Be Saved

Why Am I Finding It Difficult To Quit?

Perhaps you have attempted to quit smoking, but it was not successful.
Are the following reasons holding you back?

The Craving For Cigarettes Is Too Strong

Cigarettes contain a poisonous chemical, namely nicotine, that makes you highly addicted to it. 

Nicotine addiction is hard to overcome because it affects your brain by developing extra nicotine receptors to accommodate the large doses of nicotine from tobacco. 

I Can't Stand The Bad Feeling Of Withdrawal

Sometimes, you feel anxious, irritable and have strong cravings for nicotine when you stop ‘feeding’ yourself with cigarettes. This phenomenon is known as withdrawal syndrome. It occurs because the brain stops getting the nicotine it is used to get.

As awful as you may feel while going through them, these symptoms are positive signs that show your body is recovering, and should disappear within 3–14 days. Talk to your healthcare providers if you are unable to cope with the symptoms.

I Am Afraid Of Gaining Weight When I Stop Smoking

Your metabolism may slow down when you stop smoking; however, you can keep your metabolism rate high again by doing regular exercise. You can also maintain your weight at a healthy range by eating a healthy diet.

It is definitely not easy to stop, but you should not give up trying. Your strong determination is the main factor to help to push you through the hard times you may experience during the process.

How Can We Help?

Our pharmacist helps you to quit smoking by providing a customised and personalised smoking cessation plan for you.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy such as nicotine gum or nicotine patch will be suggested and dispensed by the pharmacist. Other than that we will also provide proper motivation and advice to increase the rate of successfully quitting.

Once you have decided to quit smoking, a frequent follow-up session will be provided to you by our pharmacists. Sessions for follow-up can be arranged according to your availability.