Pontprennau Pharmacy has been selected as a pharmacy to offer the Smoking Cessation Level 2 & 3 service in a non-judgemental and supportive manor.
Your clinically trained pharmacists Sian is accredited to provide this service. Her aim is to help you stop smoking. She won’t expect you to quit the first day she sees you.
Smoking Cessation Level 3 service provides counselling, treatment, guidance on devices and managing side effects, as well as ongoing support to help you stay motivated – ALL COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE.
You are able to access the Smoking Cessation Service if you are a smoker or within 4 weeks of attempting to quit. You must also be over 18, live in Wales, be registered with a GP Practice in Wales and be resident in the pharmacy’s area. If you’re aged between 12 and 17 you may also be able to enrol, but we’ll need to carry out a brief assessment first.
If you’ve previously accessed this service, you will usually need to wait six months before you’re able to re-enrol.
Our pharmacist Sian will offer you a private consultation. She’ll talk you through the service, listen and ask you a few questions – everything you tell her will be kept strictly confidential. She will need to take some personal details to enable you to register you for the service– please bring a form of identification with you if you’re not a current patient of ours.
At the end of your initial consultation, you’ll be prescribed some medical treatment to take away free of charge. This is usually a nicotine patch and an inhalator, mouth spray, nasal spray or nicotine gum.
She will also book you an appointment for your first follow-up support session.
We’ll invite you to 7 follow-up consultations after your initial one. During your fifth session, we’ll measure the level of carbon monoxide in your body again to show the impact that stopping smoking has had.
The whole process usually takes around 12 weeks.
The initial consultation and registration should take around 20 minutes and we will do our very best not to keep you waiting. Follow-up appointments usually last around 5-10 minutes depending on your needs.
For your health and wellbeing, you can only register for the Smoking Cessation Service with one pharmacy at a time. If you miss two consecutive consultations without giving us 24 hours’ notice, we may have to discharge you from the service.