Start your year smoke-free

Is quitting smoking at the top of the list of your New Year's resolutions? Put the odds in your favour by reading the following text.

The best resolutions!

More than 5 million Canadians 12 years and older smoke cigarettes every day or occasionally. Many of them would like to quit smoking, but find it difficult to achieve this objective for various reasons.

Quitting smoking is by far the best thing you can do for yourself and your health. Why not benefit from the upcoming new year to take the plunge? By taking this big step, you will:

  • increase a feeling of well-being and vitality
  • improve your quality of life
  • reduce your risk of cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and several other diseases
  • prolong your life expectancy
  • save money
  • improve your personal appearance (improved smell, whiter teeth, decrease aging of the skin, etc.)

The Quit to Win! Challenge

It can be difficult, even impossible, to quit smoking without help or support. A number of resources can provide you with support in the smoking cessation process. One of these resources is the "Quit to Win! Challenge". Register before the cut-off date and take on the challenge along with thousands of others, by refraining from smoking for at least six weeks. The ultimate goal—ridding yourself of cigarettes for good!

The website provides information, advice, and tools to help and accompany you throughout the process towards a smoke-free life. It is simple, easy to access, effective, and free of charge. It would be foolish not to benefit from it, wouldn't it?

Your pharmacist: another key resource

Support from a healthcare professional makes the smoking cessation process much easier and helps you to achieve success. Of course, encouragement from your parents, friends, and colleagues is just as important. Your pharmacist can play a key role by offering support from the beginning to the end of the process. You will undoubtedly appreciate his/her advice and encouragement each step of the way.

Pharmacists care about your health. That's why they will gladly invest their time and energy in assisting you. Don't hesitate to talk to them about it. They can help you in a number of ways, for example, by providing advice and perhaps by prescribing one of the smoking cessation aids available at the pharmacy, such as a nicotine replacement therapy.

Experts recommend using such products, combined with a support program, in order to increase your chances of success. Therefore, your pharmacist can help you choose the most suitable method and guide you in various ways. Speak to him/her to develop an adequate smoking cessation strategy, which, ideally, will be covered by your insurance company.

In conclusion, here are some suggestions to help you find the motivation and ways necessary to let go of cigarettes for good:

  • Find out all you can about smoking cessation in order to obtain helpful tips and advice.
  • Stay focussed on your objective.
  • Set aside some time for yourself.
  • Enjoy the small pleasures of life every day.
  • Learn to better manage your stress.

We wish you a happy, healthy and successful New Year!

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Start your year smoke-free

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