New Year’s Resolutions: Stop Smoking & Know the Facts About Smoking Even if you think smoking has decreased in the United States, every year more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable death in this country. Tragically, each day thousands of kids still pick up a tobacco product for the first time. And even more are exposed to the health hazards of smoking through second hand smoke. Do you know the facts about smoking? Read on to find out and if you’re a smoker, consider making quitting a resolution for your New Year. According to the American Lung Association: Health Effects Smoking and use of tobacco products, including cigars and smokeless tobacco, cause or worsen numerous diseases and conditions. Learn more about how smoking and using tobacco impacts your health. What's In a Cigarette? Arsenic, lead, tar— these are just few of more than 7,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke. See what else is in a cigarette. The Impact of Tobacco Use Tobacco use has a larger impact on certain populations. Learn more about these groups and how the tobacco industry markets its products. Kids and Smoking The best way to prevent tobacco-related illness and death is to keep kids from starting to smoke in the first place. See why kids start and get tips to talk to your kids about smoking.
Quit Smoking - We can help! You are more than likely to develop a disease or die earlier if you smoke or use tobacco. Tobacco is a killer. But we are here to help you quit smoking or using tobacco. If you smoke, you may worry about what it's doing to your health. You probably worry, too, about how hard it might be to stop smoking. Nicotine is highly addictive, and to quit smoking — especially without help — can be difficult. In fact, most people don't succeed the first time they try to quit. It may take more than one try, but you can stop smoking. Take that first step. Decide to stop smoking. Set a quit date. And then take advantage of the multitude of resources we have available to help you successfully quit smoking. Once you’ve decided to stop smoking. You’ll want to create quit-smoking action plan and map out how you’re going to do it. Get Support. Getting support should be one of the first steps in your plan. Support can come from family, friends, your doctor, a counselor, a support group or a telephone quit hotline. Support can also come from use of one or more of the medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration for smoking cessation. Plan for challenges. When creating your quit-smoking action plan, make sure to consider and plan for your challenges. Work stress, family stress, any areas that trigger your urge to smoke, make sure to think about all of these obstacles and create a plan to avoid high-risk challenges along the way. Think of other places to go where smoking isn't allowed, such as a shopping mall, a museum or movie theater, and make a habit of going to them when you feel the urge to smoke. Live smoke free. Once you’ve started your quit-smoking action plan, make a pact with yourself, friends and family that you will live smoke free. Those are only the first steps to help you stop smoking or using tobacco. We have so many resources to help you succeed. Make an appointment today and we will help you reach your goals.
It’s a common resolution to quit smoking, but as many know it’s very hard to stop. Nicotine has such addictive properties that it have cause many effects when trying to stop. Most smokers today know that smoking is bad for their health and harmful to people around them. They know they should quit but they also know it's going to be hard. Fortunately, there's lots of help available. We have a lot of resources to help you stop smoking and help you find your reasons for quitting and then take the big step of quitting for good. Think about your reasons to quit and talk to your doctor. Your doctor can be a key resource as you're trying to quit smoking. He or she can talk to you about cessation medications and put you in contact with local resources. Set your expectations on what will happen when you stop smoking. The more you know in advance, the better prepared you will be to handle withdrawal symptoms and keep you on a smoke free path. Want to stop smoking? Schedule an appointment today so we can help.
Did you know, that there are more former smokers in our country than smokers today? Have you been trying to quit smoking or any other form of tobacco use? We are here to help you become one of those former smokers mentioned. We all know by now, the harmful effects that tobacco use can have on the human body. By quitting smoking, you can greatly reduce the risk of cancer or other smoking-related diseases. The question is, how do you quit? There are several effective treatments to stop smoking. If you have tried quitting, cold turkey and haven’t found success, the following treatments could help:
- Counseling and behavioral therapies
- Nicotine replacement products (patches, gum, lozenges)
- Prescription non-nicotine medications