Author: Nicole Taylor

Why day 3 is the hardest when quitting smoking?

Whether you have tried to quit smoking before or it’s your first time, kicking the habit is a challenge and getting through the first few days can be tough. Did you know the third day after you quit smoking is often the hardest one? This is because day three is when the nicotine levels in your body are depleted which can cause moodiness and irritability, severe headaches, and cravings as your body adjusts. There are things you can do to help you maintain your will power and get through the day. Below our pharmacist shares the top five tips for coping...

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How do I quit smoking?

To give yourself a head start and a better chance of quitting, take a look at our top tips! 1. Remove Temptation Throw away your cigarettes, tobacco, ash trays and any other paraphernalia that you associate with smoking. 2. Get Support! You are up to four times more likely to stop smoking if you have support and advice from a professional, so why not pop in to your local participating LloydsPharmacy for advice. 3. Consider Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) Products You are twice as likely to quit smoking using stop smoking medication than going it alone. There are many different...

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Benefits of quitting smoking

Are you thinking of quitting smoking? Or have you stopped but are struggling to continue? Whether you have tried quitting before or it’s your first time, kicking the habit is a challenge. One of our tips to help you quit is to remember why you wanted to quit in the first place. Whether it’s to improve your health, you’re trying to start a family or, you just want to save some extra money. Whatever it is, write it down and put it up somewhere you can see to give you the extra boost you might need. If you aren’t...

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Get to know your skin

We all want to look after our skin to keep it feeling and looking its best. But it can be difficult to know what works for it. Whether you have dry, oily, or acne prone skin knowing how to take care of it can help, including what products to use or lifestyle tips to try. One way to find a skincare routine that works for you is to experiment with new products or lifestyle changes. But you might find that hit and miss, and you could end up with a collection of products that don’t work for you. There...

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Exercises for back pain

The best way to manage back pain is to stay active and continue doing regular exercise. But it can be hard to know what exercises for back pain you could try. Staying active can be as easy as walking to the shops rather than taking the car, getting off the bus one stop early, gardening or taking your dog for a walk. The NHS recommends specific exercises for those with mild non-specific back pain. Here are some exercises for back pain you can try: Endurance Exercises Endurance exercises for back pain involve strength and flexibility, such as walking, swimming or...

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