Swap Fags for Swag on No Smoking Day

Hasanin Khachi, Lead Respiratory Pharmacist – Barts Health NHS Trust

The countdown is on and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society are pleased to announce their support for the 30th annual No Smoking Day campaign, run by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

The theme of this milestone year urges smokers to consider the financial benefits of quitting and ‘swap fags for swag’, on Wednesday 13 March, 2013. Read more Swap Fags for Swag on No Smoking Day

From a diary of community pharmacist… smoking cessation services

by Lindsey Gilpin, pharmacist and EPB Chair

I have been a smoking councillor for about 10 years. I am happy to take on anyone and so far the age range has been 12-84 years old. The smoking cessation courses last for 6 weeks, although we, here in our pharmacy, would always support people for longer should they need it.

I suppose my typical client is probably about 30-40 years old and they have been smoking for about twenty years. They have come to realise that their health isn’t something that they can take for granted, as they did in their youth. Often there are children in the family and giving up is prompted by not wanting to expose them to second hand smoke or by slightly older children nagging them to give up. Read more From a diary of community pharmacist… smoking cessation services