Quit smoking Facts
Nicotine addiction is probably one of the most difficult addictions to overcome.
In fact, most people try to quit smoking 6 to 9 times in their lifetime. There are many methods available to those who are ready to quit smoking cigarettes.
Death related to tobacco use and cigarette smoking is something that can be prevented. And most statistics show that approximately half of the people who don't quit smoking will die of smoking-related problems.more about quitting smoking
Are you struggling to quit smoking?
Some people find it especially difficult to quit smoking due to the depression and anxiety that are often experienced when withdrawing from nicotine. The experts at CNS Healthcare can provide some new alternative treatments to quit smoking at no cost.
Find out how our programs could help you stop smoking by scheduling a free consultation.
Reasons to Quit smoking
If you smoke cigarettes, you have most likely already heard the many health-related reasons that you should try to quit. Just in case you need a little more convincing, here are some other reasons that you may not have considered yet:
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Children of people who smoke are much more likely to smoke, too. It is a well known fact that children learn a lot from their parents; this includes unhealthy habits like smoking.
Your immune system
You're more likely to get sick from other people. Smoking cigarettes weakens your body’s ability to fight off illness, leaving you more susceptible to catch whatever may be going around.
Deadly chemicals in cigarettes
You might be shocked to know that there are more than 7,000 known chemical compounds, as well as toxic and carcinogenic agents, in tobacco and cigarette smoke. Some of these include ammonia (used in fertilizer and household cleaning products), formaldehyde (used to preserve dead bodies), and methanol (used in antifreeze). All of these chemicals have been shown to cause cancer and other deadly diseases.
Cost of smoking
The total cost of cigarettes add up. The average smoker may spend about $3,000 per year on cigarettes. If this money was invested in a savings account instead, it would add up to over $350,000.
One interesting fact that you might have not considered is radiation exposure. Smoking a pack of cigarettes per day for a year exposes your body to as much radiation as 72 dental x-rays.
What is the treatment success rate?
Only about 10% of people who try to quit smoking on their own will succeed. With the help of medications, 2 to 3 times as many people are able to quit. This number goes up further when the medication is combined with counseling or other support.
Let's talk about your treatment and medication options, schedule your free evaluation today.
When you quit smoking, the withdrawal symptoms can be different for everyone, but here's what to look for:
- Urge to smoke
- Depressed mood
- Irritability, frustration, or anger
- Difficulty concentrating
- Decreased heart rate
- Increased appetite or weight gain
Why take part in a clinical trial to stop smoking?
Taking part in a program with CNS Healthcare can give you access to cutting-edge treatments and medical support at absolutely no cost. All of the assessments, medical procedures, consultations and medications are free to you thanks to our research grants. We'll also do our best to work around your busy life and schedule your appointments at times that work for you.read more
Is research safe?
Our medical team will meet with you regularly to discuss your progress and to make sure that you are comfortable with continuing at each step of the way. If you do experience any side effects during the program, our doctors will help you determine whether or not you should keep going with the medication. Your safety is always our top priority.read more
Stop Smoking Information
Nicotine addiction is probably one of the most difficult addictions to overcome. In fact, most people try to quit smoking 6 to 9 times in their lifetime.
Death related to tobacco use and cigarette smoking is something that can be prevented. And most statistics show that approximately half of the people who don't quit smoking will die of smoking-related problems. This is why the sooner tobacco-free, the better chances are to prolong life. Anyone who has tried to quit smoking knows that is not easy and often times, it is the short-term effects of withdrawal, such as weight gain, depression, irritability and anxiety that keep them from successfully withdrawing. It is important to keep in mind that the long-term effects will most certainly overshadow the temporary symptoms.
Soon after you quit, your circulation begins to improve, and your blood pressure starts to return to normal. Your sense of smell and taste return and breathing starts to become easier. In the long term, giving up tobacco can help you live longer. Your risk of getting cancer decreases with each year you stay smoke-free. Some people try several times before succeeding, and there is a great deal of research underway through our clinical trials to help find new ways to quit smoking.
There are many methods available to those who are ready to commit to quit smoking cigarettes. One such method are prescribed medications, such as Varenicline and Bupropion. Varenicline, also known as Chantix®, which helps to reduce nicotine withdrawal and the urge to smoke. It also blocks the effects of nicotine from cigarettes if the user starts smoking again. Bupropion, also known as Zyban®, helps to reduce nicotine withdrawal and the urge to smoke. Bupropion can be used safely with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT).
Interested in learning more about this new treatment option and medication to help you quit smoking? Schedule a free consultation with one of our healthcare professionals to learn more.