Information on Stopping Smoking


Smoking Cigarettes

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Everyone knows that smoking is harmful but not many people realise that smoking is linked to so many diseases and illnesses, not just Lung Cancer and Heart disease.

Taking it from the head to the toes, smoking is related to increased incidence of :
Stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, macular degeneration in the eyes, oral cancer, dental problems (gum disease and losing teeth), cancer of the throat and thyroid, emphysema, worsening of asthma, gullet cancer, heart disease, heart attack, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stomach ulcers, pancreatic cancer, Impotence, Kidney cancer, prostate cancer, bladder cancer, colon cancer, male and female infertility, problems during pregnancy, problems with bone healing, osteoporosis, peripheral vascular disease (blocking of the arteries in the legs), and even abnormal smear results!

Pack Years

Pack-years are a measure of how much someone has smoked. Since lung cancer is directly related to the number of cigarettes smoked, using pack-years can help identify which people are most at risk of developing lung cancer.

One pack-year of smoking would mean that someone had smoked one package of cigarettes (20 cigarettes) daily for one year.

Check out your smoking pack years, on this link:

Help to stop

It’s never been easier to get help to stop smoking than it is today.

In Glasgow, we are very lucky that ALL pharmacies now offer FREE stopping smoking support and provide FREE nicotine replacement therapy or CHAMPIX.
Go along to your nearest Pharmacy and find out more.


Try one of the FREE Services to stop smoking. Statistics show that you are 4 times more likely to succeed at stopping smoking with the help of a specialist service. There are many clinics dotted all over the Govan/Pollock area, both during the day and in the evenings, to try and suit everyone. Just call FREE phone number: 0800 028 5208 to find out which one suits you


Try the DROP-IN Clinic at ELDERPARK CLINIC. Every Thursday between 1pm -3pm, no appointment is necessary.

You don’t know until you try, if you can do it or not, and if at first you don’t succeed, keep trying until you do! On average most people take up to 8 attempts to be successful, so never give up trying.

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