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Ilford chemist urges smoker to stub out their habit

PUBLISHED: 12:36 09 March 2016 | UPDATED: 12:37 09 March 2016

Shaheen Bhatia preparing for No Smoking Day on Wednesday. Her pharmacy will be giving out free health MOTs to customers. Picture: Ian Enness

Shaheen Bhatia preparing for No Smoking Day on Wednesday. Her pharmacy will be giving out free health MOTs to customers. Picture: Ian Enness

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An award winning Ilford pharmacy is encouraging people to visit and get a free health MOT and quit smoking consultation today on No Smoking Day.

Shaheen Bhatia, from P&S Chemists, giving a patient a check up. Picture: Ian EnnessShaheen Bhatia, from P&S Chemists, giving a patient a check up. Picture: Ian Enness

P&S Chemist, in Ilford Lane, is giving customers free blood pressure, blood sugar, heart risk and carbon monoxide tests as part of their Last Drag campaign.

Owner Shaheen Bhatia said: “We know giving up smoking is a real challenge, which is why we are here to help.

“Smoking is one of the biggest preventable causes of death and statistics predict that about half of regular cigarette smokers will eventually be killed by their addiction if they don’t seek help.”

The chemist is also offering practical advice on handling cravings, and work out which stop smoking solutions will be best for you.

Shaheen added: “We want to help the residents of Ilford to stay smoke free for good.”

Pop along if you want to get your free check up.


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