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Smoking Cessation



If you want to quit smoking, Westridge Medical can help with a Smoking Cessation plan. Smoking cessation lowers the risk of cancer and other serious health problems, don’t delay – start now to get your health back on track. Your GP at Westridge Medical will discuss different methods of beginning the process of kicking your smoking habit. Different methods to quit smoking may include counselling, behaviour therapy, medicines, and nicotine-containing products, such as nicotine patches, gum, lozenges, inhalers, and nasal sprays. Your doctor will walk you through the options to help you quit smoking.

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What are the benefits of quitting smoking?

  • Within 20 minutes of having your last cigarette your heart rate and blood pressure drop.
  • After 12 hours of quitting smoking the carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.
  • 2-12 weeks after giving up smoking your circulation improves and your lung function increases.
  • After 1-9 months – coughing and shortness of breath decrease.
  • 1 year later – your risk of coronary heart disease is about half that of a smoker’s.
  • 5 years of being smoke-free reduces your risk of stroke to that of a nonsmoker (5 to 15 years after quitting).
  • 10 years after quitting your risk of lung cancer falls to about half that of a smoker and your risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, cervix, and pancreas decreases.
  • After 15 years of quitting smoking the risk of coronary heart disease is that of a nonsmoker’s.
  • Quitting smoking decreases the excess risk of many diseases related to secon-hand smoke in children.
  • Quitting smoking also reduces the chances of impotence, or difficulty getting pregnant, having premature births, or babies with low birth weights and even miscarriage.

What are you waiting for? Quit smoking today! Book your Smoking Cessation appointment at Westridge Medical and you will be in the best care to quit smoking.