If you are needing help to stop smoking and need a little help and encouragement you can register on to our Quit Smoking programme where our pharmacists and trained staff will take a carbon monoxide breath test to assess what strength of nicotine replacement patches to start you on. If you need gum or lozenges to control your cravings these can be prescribed to you as well. With a weekly visit to the pharmacy to pick up your NRT we will help and support you to give up smoking which is the best thing you can do for your health and also save you money.
Champix (varenicline) is a prescription-only, non-nicotine medication, which has been developed specially to help smokers stop. It should be accompanied by intensive stop smoking support to give you the best chance of quitting. It works by reducing your cravings for a cigarette by removing the reward effect you feel when you smoke. You generally start taking Champix 1 to 2 weeks before you stop smoking. Our pharmacist is qualified to prescribe Champix.