Smoking Cessation Program
Why should I quit smoking?
The decision to quit smoking is the most important step you can take in improving your overall health. Smoking is associated with a large number of health problems. When you quit smoking, you will:
Reduce your risk of developing chronic conditions like cancer of lung, throat and stomach, emphysema, hypertension, heart disease, kidney disease, stomach ulcer and reflux, and erectile dysfunction.
Improve your sense of taste and smell.
Improve how you look, feel and overall have a healthier life.
Also save money.
How can I quit smoking?
We all know the health risks of smoking, but quitting is not easy. Smoking is both a physical addiction and a psychological habit. Trying to stop can be associated with both physical withdrawal symptoms and craving, which drive you to smoke again.
Our smoking cessation program offers a variety of methods to help you stop smoking. We will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan, which includes medications and behavioural therapy. People smoke to feel good, relieve stress and unwind. In order to quit smoking, you need to find healthier ways to feel good and cope with stress.
|What are the steps to quit smoking?
Prepare your mind and body to quit smoking. You may need some time for this.
Select a date and stop. Anti-craving drugs and/or nicotine replacement therapy will help control the urge to smoke.
Identify and learn to deal with situations which may trigger the urge to smoke.
Find ways to deal with stress, rather than reaching for tobacco