Around 10 million people in the UK smoke cigarettes and two thirds of those would like to quit.¹
Pharmacy stop smoking services provide patients who are committed to quit with regular support and motivational counselling alongside the use of Nicotine Replacement Therapy to increase the success of their quit attempt by 4 times compared to going it alone. The service is run by trained professionals face to face in the consultation room.
The pharmacy provides an easy to access setting for many patients at times that are suitable for their busy schedules increasing their success rates.
There are pharmacies accredited for NRT therapy, some pharmacies are also accredited to provide Varencline under PGD.
Herefordshire Council have recently reviewed the Stop Smoking Service offered throughout the County which has led to a re-modelling of service delivery that will take effect from the 1st April 2018.
The new Stop Smoking Service will be a targeted support service, replacing the previous universal service.