Your pharmacist owner affiliated to Jean Coutu is happy to provide you with health services tailored to your needs.
Want to stop smoking? Congratulations!
To be successful, be sure you have all the information you need from the start. Your pharmacist can offer advice and provide tips to help you every step of the way. Feel free to speak to your pharmacist as often as you need!
Determine the type of support you need.
The pharmacist can help you choose and prescribe, based on his or her evaluation, a nicotine-replacement therapy. Your pharmacist has expert knowledge about the methods available to help you quit smoking. Be sure to take advantage of what they have to offer!
Calculate your saving!
How many cigarettes do you smoke per day?
How much does each pack of cigarettes cost?
How many cigarettes are in each pack?
YOUR PHARMACIST CAN HELP…
1. Develop an action plan
Quitting smoking isn’t a single act, but rather a journey that requires some forethought:
- When will my ’smoking quit date be?
- Will I stop cold turkey or will it be progressive?
- Should I use a stop-smoking product? If so, which one?
- Who in my immediate entourage can I ask for help?
- How will I cope with my cravings to smoke?
Ask your pharmacist about ways to increase your chances of success.
2. Choose a smoking cessation aid
Smoking cessation aids are medications available over the counter or by prescription to help make it easier to quit smoking by reducing your cravings and symptoms and increasing your chances of success.
As an expert in medication, your pharmacist is in the best position to offer advice and help you make the best choice. To do so, your pharmacist will:
- Meet with you for a consultation.
- Ask you questions and evaluate your circumstances to ensure they prescribe the right treatment.
- Decide, at the end of the consultation, whether or not anti-smoking therapy is appropriate for you and explain how to take it, if necessary.
3. Assist you through the process
There are many information sources at your disposal, including online:
See jarrete.qc.ca for useful tips.
Visit defitabac.ca/en for helpful tools.
- The website www.quebecsanstabac.ca is also a complete source of information on smoking cessation.
The Do you want to quit smoking? page offers a wide range of tips to help ease your cravings to smoke.
Your pharmacist cares about your health and wants to invest their time and energy to help you quit smoking. It’s worth the effort! Your pharmacist will be happy to follow your progress and offer you the encouragement and advice you need. Should you have questions, concerns or doubts—or simply need a little extra motivation—stop by to see them or give them a call!
Together, we’re stronger… and you can count on your pharmacist to help you overcome one of the biggest challenges of your life!
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