MeeDoc is here to help you live a happier, healthier life free from preventable medical conditions. If you are a smoker and you would like to quit, let MeeDoc help put you on track to smokefree success.
Counselling and medication can double the chance that a smoker who tries to quit will succeed. Our doctors are available at times that fit around you to offer professional counsel and provide customised treatment plans to help you kick the habit once and for all.
If you need extra support in the first weeks of quitting smoking, your doctor is just a few clicks away.
Tobacco-related illnesses are one of the world’s biggest public health threats. Approximately one person dies from a tobacco-related disease every six seconds, which makes up almost six million people a year.
Tobacco related illnesses are many and wide-ranging. Some of the day-to-day symptoms smokers experience are:
- chest pain
- shortness of breath
- loss of sense of smell and taste
- coughing up blood
- frequent colds
- chest infections
- difficulty swallowing
Smoking directly causes serious illness such as emphysema, heart disease and lung and mouth cancer.
There is always time to undo some of the damage caused by smoking. Quitting smoking results in significant health benefits in a relatively short period of time:
- One year after quitting smoking, the risk of a heart attack falls to about 50% of that of a smoker.
- The risk of a heart attack falls to a level similar to a person who never smoked within 15 years.
- If smokers quit before the age of 30 it is possible to avoid almost all of the risk of lung cancer connected to smoking.
There is always time to break free from the habit of cigarettes!