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Boots UK colleagues in Wrexham raise awareness of smoking health risks

13 March 2013
Feature Healthcare

The Boots UK store in Eagles Meadow, Wrexham is holding an event on Wednesday 13 March to highlight the health risks involved in smoking.  The aim of the event is to raise awareness of how pharmacists and their healthcare colleagues can help smokers quit the habit for good, and will be supported by other health professionals from the local area.

Pharmacists and their staff are trained to help customers to give up cigarettes, and the pharmacy offers the NHS Enhanced smoking cessation service, which offers free Nicotine Replacement Therapy in combination with support and advice. 

Year 5 and 6 pupils from St Giles School are designing pictures for a competition showing the reasons for quitting smoking and the health benefits of quitting, which will be displayed in the store on the day.  They will also be visiting the store on the day of the event and will have the opportunity to ask the pharmacist Joanne Kember any questions that they have.


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Notes to editors:
Boots UK is the leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer in the UK, with close to 2,500 Boots UK stores and nearly 62,000 employees. Boots UK’s purpose is to help customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible.  Customers are at the heart of the Boots business which is committed to providing exceptional customer and patient care, be the first choice for pharmacy and healthcare, offer innovative products 'only at Boots' such as the UK’s leading skincare brand No7, all delivered with the great value our customers love. Created over 160 years ago, the Boots brand is still at the heart of the communities it serves.

Boots UK is a member of Alliance Boots, a leading international, pharmacy-led health and beauty group delivering a range of products and services to customers.  Working in close partnership with manufacturers and pharmacists, Alliance Boots is committed to improving health in the local communities it serves and helping its customers and patients to look and feel their best.  Its focus is on growing its two core businesses:  pharmacy-led health and beauty retailing and pharmaceutical wholesaling and distribution. Alliance Boots has a presence in more than 25* countries and employs over 116,000* people.  Alliance Boots has pharmacy-led health and beauty retail businesses in 11* countries and operates more than 3,330* health and beauty retail stores, of which just over 3,200* have a pharmacy.

* Figures approximate at 31 March 2012, including share of associates and joint ventures.


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Boots is the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer with over 52,000 team members and 2,100 stores, ranging from local community pharmacies to large destination health and beauty stores.*

Boots serves its customers and patients for life as the leading provider of healthcare on the high street and the UK’s number one beauty destination. It offers an unrivalled depth and breadth of products, which incorporates its extensive own brand range and innovative portfolio of brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle Beauty and Sleek MakeUP.

2024 marks Boots’ 175th anniversary year. Founder John Boot opened a herbalist store in Nottingham in 1849 to offer an affordable alternative to traditional medicines. His son Jesse expanded the business to become a modern retailer and the biggest chemist in Britain. Throughout its history, Boots has listened, learned and innovated, and it continues to challenge itself to improve its products and services every day.

Boots is part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, which is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail.  More company information is available on

*Figures accurate as of 30 November 2023