—With files from Terry Bullick
Our Pharmacists Can Help.
There are many options to help you reach your goal of quitting smoking.
Your Safeway Pharmacist can help find the method that’s right for you.
Visit your Safeway Pharmacy for more information
No appointment necessary
Four out of five Albertans are
tobacco free and experiencing
the joys of good health and the
pleasures of improved quality
GIVE FLUFFY AND ROVER A BREAK
Studies show that second-hand smoke can cause leukemia in cats, while dogs
in smoking households have a greater risk of cancer. Pets don’t just inhale
smoke: smoke particles are also trapped in their fur and ingested when they
groom themselves with their tongues.
Giving up tobacco may be good
for your sex life, says the United
Kingdom’s National Health
Service’s Live Well website
( nhs.uk/Livewell). Men may
have “better erections” and
women “better orgasms.” As well,
non-smokers have been found to
be “three times more appealing to
prospective partners than smokers
(one of the advantages, perhaps,
of smelling fresh).”
Smell the roses
Taste and smell improve within
48 hours of quitting smoking.
“I always thought food was so bland,
but after I quit smoking, even vegetables were full of subtleties,” former
smoker Andrea Humphreys says.
Added bonus: the smell of smoke
Save your skin
won’t be your unmistakable fragrance.
Wrinkles are unavoidable, but you’re
less likely to develop them when
you’re tobacco free.
Humphreys was delighted by
the change in her appearance when
she quit smoking.
“My face looked noticeably younger,”
she says. “People started commenting
about how great I looked.”
The average Alberta smoker will spend
nearly $3,400 a year in cigarettes.
“All of a sudden I always had
money,” Humphreys remembers.
“Cigarettes were about $8 a pack then.
At a minimum wage-paying job, that
was my disposable income and I was
dropping it on cigarettes,” she says.
Think of what you could do with
$3,400 a year…