OK, this is really isn't meant to offend anyone, I'm sure there are some very good smoking cessation nurses/pharmacisits out there.
This is my opinion for my personal experience.
a) They have never smoked so do not understand what I'm going through so come across patronising
b) They seem like they expect me to fail
c) I'm just a number they don't really care. They want me in and out and on my merry way as soon as possible
d) You have to go at a time that suites them (pharmacy ones)
Sorry just needed to voice my opinion on this one. People from NHS stop smoking or whoever - if you read this please take note if you are going to employ people that have never smoked to help smokers quit then make sure they are trained to understand what quitters are going though.
Please also ensure that they realise that we are not little children or inferior to them in anyway so we don't need to be spoken down to.
Please let them know that this quitting smoking lark is bloody hard and that no 2 quits are the same therefore please train them to treat us as individuals.
If you are offering your services through pharmacies please don't limit times after the individual has signed up to the service.
Honestly some people...