—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 aretobacco free and experiencingthe joys of good health and thepleasures of improved qualityof life.
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 goodfor your sex life, says the UnitedKingdom’s National HealthService’s Live Well website( nhs.uk/Livewell). Men mayhave “better erections” andwomen “better orgasms.” As well,non-smokers have been found tobe “three times more appealing toprospective 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,” formersmoker Andrea Humphreys says.
Added bonus: the smell of smoke
Save your skin
won’t be your unmistakable fragrance.
Wrinkles are unavoidable, but you’reless likely to develop them whenyou’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 commentingabout how great I looked.”
The average Alberta smoker will spendnearly $3,400 a year in cigarettes.
“All of a sudden I always hadmoney,” Humphreys remembers.“Cigarettes were about $8 a pack then.At a minimum wage-paying job, thatwas my disposable income and I wasdropping it on cigarettes,” she says.
Think of what you could do with$3,400 a year…