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Quit smoking in Tooting for free!

Quit smoking in Tooting for free!

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Mayank Patel, our local pharmacist, is part of the Pearl Chemist Group, and is passionate about health matters in the community. This month, he’d like to let you know about the free stop smoking service available for all to Tooting and Wandsworth residents in the run-up to No Smoking Day.

The Pearl Chemist Group are offering a FREE 12-week stop smoking service, coinciding with National No Smoking Day on the 9th of March (although the service is available all year round).

Residents can go to any one of Pearl’s seven branches across Tooting and Merton for help. 

Our advisors offer support to smokers wishing to quit, as well as a programme of products to help, such as patches, chewing gum, nasal spray or inhalator or lozenges, all for free.

An advisor will firstly talk to the participant to determine the smoker’s habits – how much they smoke, what type of cigarette, at what times of the day and so forth. They will then tailor-make a personal stop smoking plan for the participant. Quitters will be encouraged to reduce their cigarette intake in the lead-up to a “Quit Day”.

Participants will be asked to attend a short weekly session at their local branch to discuss how they’re progressing, and will be advised on how to continue. Quitters will also give a carbon monoxide reading to show how much their lungs have cleared since they stopped, therefore demonstrating the immediate health benefits. They will also be shown how much money they have saved since stopping smoking.
 

Smoking advisor Ms Purvi Parekh with a carbon monoxide monitor and money-saving indicator
 


Ketan Agravat, our Operations Manager says, “We pride ourselves on helping our patients every step of the way. We know that quitting smoking can be difficult, so we assist however we can, offering weekly support and encouragement. We have a long history of helping people to stop smoking, and it’s something that we’re passionate about.”

You can visit any of Pearl’s branches across Tooting:

  • Pearl Chemist
    159 Mitcham Road
    SW17 9NH
    ​​Phone: 020 8672 2157
     
  • Aukland Rogers Pharmacy
    892 Garratt Lane
    SW17 0NB
    ​Phone: 020 8672 6737
     
  • Barrons Chemist
    158A Tooting High Road
    SW17 0RT
    Phone: 020 8672 7461
     
  • Fairoak Pharmacy
    270 Mitcham Lane
    SW16 6NU
    Phone: 020 8769 0251
     
  • Lords Pharmacy
    98 Tooting High Street
    SW17 0RR
    Phone: 020 8672 5537

You can find out more on the Pearl website or follow us on Twitter.

The Pearl Chemist Group is part of our Tooting Wellbeing Network, bringing you info about health, fitness and wellbeing in Tooting!

The Pearl Chemist Group is one of our Community Partners. To find out more, click here.

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