Your Pharmacist Can...
Your New Brunswick pharmacist can help you develop an individualized plan to stop smoking.
Your local pharmacist can provide advice and counselling about:
- Smoking cessation medications (both prescription and over the counter)
- How to manage nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms
- How to handle relapses
- How to find other support networks and resources to help you quit
Many pharmacists are trained in smoking cessation and offer private and customized counselling programs that provide in-depth support and long term follow-up with patients trying to quit smoking.
The New Brunswick Pharmacists Association is also in the midst of a pilot project that allows some pharmacists to prescribe smoking cessation medication as part of a quit-smoking program. Eight pharmacies from across the province are participating in this pilot: Wal-Mart Pharmacy, Fredericton; Sobey’s Pharmacy, Moncton; Lawton’s Pharmacy, Moncton; Guardian Pharmacy, Woodstock; Superstore Pharmacy, Rothesay; Kent Guardian Pharmacy, Richibucto; Shoppers Drug Mart, Saint John and Pharmacie Jean Coutu, Bathurst.
This pilot will provide insights into how to better support and improve our service offering as a profession, as well as to showcase yet another valued service pharmacists in New Brunswick can provide.
Ask your pharmacist for details.