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Tobacco Cessation

What is Tobacco Cessation Counseling?

The development of a treatment plan to assist with erradicating tobacco usage from daily life; thus improving the overall health and quality of daily living.

Why Should I quit Tobacco Usage?

  • Tobacco use is the #1 cause of preventable, premature disability, disease, and death in the US.
  • Smoking is the major cause of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD) including Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis. Over 85% of deaths due to COPD are related to cigarette smoking!
  • Cigarette smoking is responsible for 30% of all Cancer deaths and 20% of all Heart Disease deaths.
  • Nearly 90% of all Lung Cancer deaths are caused by smoking.

Treatment Options

Pharmacotherapy

  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy such as patch, gum, lozenge, inhaler, nasal spray
  • Oral Agents such as Bupropion or Chantix

Behavioral Changes

  • Modification of behaviors such as discontinuation of tobacco use in your home, car and/or workplace.
  • Stress Management Techniques- individualized.
  • Complimentary Therapies such as Hypnotherapy, Accupuncture, and Reiki.

Support Systems

  • Tobacco Support Groups
  • Telephone Quit Line
  • Computer Blog Sites
  • Family and/or Friend Support
  • Local Hospitals Provide Tobacco Cessation Classes