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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2020/2021

April

Good Friday - Friday 10th April 2020

Easter Monday - Monday 13th April 2020

May

Friday 8th May 2020

Monday 25th May 2020

September

Monday 7th September 2020

October

Monday 12th October 2020

Christmas

Friday 25th December 2020

Monday 28th December 2020

New Year

Friday 1st January 2021

Monday 4th January 2021

Training Dates - Practice shuts at 12.30pm

Thursday 4th June 2020

Thursday 27th August 2020

Wednesday 28th October 2020

Thursday 26th November 2020

Stop Smoking

Thinking of quitting smoking?

You will see the benefits when you start, as soon as day one. 

Smoking causes a wide range of health problems, including, but not limited to;

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Cancer (not just lung - but the risk of many others)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • A range of vascular and respiratory diseases
  • Lower life expectancy

Reducing your risk of the above can be done by quitting smoking, and it is never to late to see the benefits of quitting smoking. As soon as you quit, your body will begin to repair itself. Your heart rate will drop, your sense of taste and smell will improve, just within days of stopping. Your carbon monoxide and oxygen levels in your blood return to normal (similar to non-smokers).

Within a year, you will have reduced risk of cardiovascular and respiratory disease.

It's not just the health benefits...

In addition you will also be freeing up a considerable amount of money. For example:

Smoking a 20 pack a day? You are spending over £3,500 smoking for the entire year.

This is based on the average cost of a pack costing £9.60 (and with prices only set to rise). 

Where to get help to quit

All Community Pharmacies around Scotland offer smoking cessation advice and help. It is done on a walk-in basis - no need for an appointment - during your pharmacies opening hours.

They can offer you one-on-one advice, get you prescriptions to help you quit, and offer support throughout. They will follow-up your care with appointments, and are able to refer you onto any additional smoking cessation services to help with your recovery.

Around 1/3 of those quitting smoking come to use pharmacy services for this purpose.

Alternatively, if you are in to see your GP and want to discuss quitting smoking, please ask your GP for a referral to a Stop Smoking service. 



 
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