Is quitting smoking at the top of your list of New Year's resolutions? Put the odds in your favour by reading the following text.
The best resolutions!
Nearly 5 million Canadians aged 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 goal for various reasons.
Quitting smoking is by far the best thing you can do for yourself and your health. Why not take advantage of the new year to make the leap? 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 many other illnesses
- prolong your life expectancy
- save money
- improve your personal appearance (better smell, whiter teeth, slower aging of the skin, etc.)
The quit to win! Challenge
It can be difficult, if not impossible, to quit smoking without help and support. A number of resources can provide you with support in the smoking cessation process. One of them is the "Quit to Win! Challenge". Register before the deadline and take on the challenge, like thousands of people, by refraining from smoking for at least six weeks. The ultimate goal—getting rid of cigarettes for good!
The website provides information, tips and tools to help you along the way to a smoke-free life. It's a simple, easy-to-access, effective and free resource. It would be foolish not to benefit from it, wouldn't it?
Your pharmacist: another key resource
The support of a healthcare professional makes the smoking cessation process much easier and leads you to success. Of course, the support and encouragement of your family, friends, and colleagues is just as important. Your pharmacist can play a key role in helping you through the process from start to finish. You will appreciate their advice and support every 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, such as providing advice and perhaps prescribing one of the smoking cessation aids available at the pharmacy, such as prescription drugs or nicotine replacement therapies.
Experts recommend using such products, combined with a support program, to increase your chances of success. Your pharmacist can help you choose the most suitable method and guide you in various ways. Speak to them 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 means necessary to give up smoking for good:
- Learn as much as you can about smoking cessation to find tips and advice that will help you.
- Stay focussed on your goal.
- Make time for yourself.
- Enjoy the small pleasures of life every day.
- Learn how to better manage your stress.
We wish you a happy, healthy and successful New Year!