Time to quit?
If you're a smoker and living here in Spain you may find it very difficult to quit. With the inexpensiveness of cigarettes compared to the UK and the culture the encourages indulging in a glass of wine in the sun this can go hand in hand with lighting up.
At Altea medical centre we have a tailor made Smoking cessation scheme- A cost effective service which is readily accessible to all smokers desperate to quit. With the right treatment plan we can make this the last time you quit smoking.
Stopping smoking reduces the chances of a heart attack, stroke, COPD and many other life threatening conditions.
Your initial consultation will include a review of the following:
-Patient personal medical history
-Family and social history
-Height, weight, blood pressure and BMI
-Your 'Smoking status' based on age started, daily smoking intake and duration between cigarettes
-History of cessation attempts
-Readiness to change and barriers preventing quitting
-We'll discuss your reasons for wanting to quit
-Set a quit date
-Discuss the medical reasons for quitting such as the 4000 chemicals found in cigarettes
-Discuss the purpose of NRT, Zyban and Champix
-Demonstrate all NRT products
-Take crabon monoxide reading and documentation
-Allow the patient to choose their own form of NRT or medication (this can be altered at any time if there are side-affects or you simply don't get on with it)
-Explain method of chosen product in more detail outlining common possible side-effects
You will then be referred for a follow up appointment to discuss your progress- To see how you have been getting on generally, if you are happy with your chosen product and how you are coping with cravings. A carbon monoxide reading will be taken every 4 weeks.
We not only offer a plan and medication-You will be fully supported, reassured and encouraged along the way.
For help, advice and to find out more conatct us
or call: +34 965 845 711