Smoking Cessation

Our online stop smoking service can help you give up smoking by providng an effective drug treatment which is proven to help quit smoking. Please click on the link below to start a consultation or scroll down for further information
You will be assessed for suitability for the drug treatment, Champix, which has been proven to be more effective then Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) and willpower to help give up smoking. 

Champix is an effective treatment to help quit smoking. It contains the active ingredient Varenicline. It is a proven to be one of the most effective ways to quit smoking. Effects can be seen as little as 2 weeks. Completing the 12 week programme can help to sustain the quit attempt even after the course has ended.

Champix has a dual mechanism of action. It blocks nicotine receptors in the brain so cigarettes have less effect. This makes the action of smoking less enjoyable. It also attaches itself to the same receptors imitating the action of nicotine on the brain and reducing withdrawal symptoms.

There are some risks associated with champix, however most people do not experience these the benefits of quiting smoking usually outweigh these risks.

There have been reports of depression, suicidal ideation and behaviour and suicide attempts in patients taking champix. These effects can also be linked to stopping smoking so it is not a risk alone with this treatment. 

Champix may increase risk of certain conditions such as heart attacks or strokes and seizures

The most common side-effects whilst using champix include difficulty sleeping, abnormal dreams, headaches and nausea. The nausea can usually be reduced by taking Champix with food. Taking the bedtime dose earlier can often reduce night-time sympoms in some people. 

Other side-effects include weight gain, changes in appetite, dizzines and sleepiness. For further side-effects, see the specific drug information below or read the patient information leaflet for full details. 

Alternatives to CHAMPIX include:

Zyban (Bupropion)
Nicotine replacement therapy such as lozenges, patches, gums, nasal spray, etc
Will power

You can browse our range of over-the-counter stop smoking products by clicking here to visit our shop page. 
Pharmassured offer a quick online assessment of your suitability for Champix and can offer help and advice to help you quit smoking. We also offer a range of over the counter stop smoking treatments for you to purchase via our online shop. 


Starter kit from £49.99

12 week course
Effects seen in 2 weeks
Clinically proven to help quit smoking

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