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Cigarettes alone kill more than 400,000 Americans each year--more than AIDS, alcohol, car accidents, murders, suicides, illegal drugs, and fires combined. And smoking can harm not just the smoker, according to the Environmental Protection Agency and other experts, but also family members and others who breathe "secondhand smoke."
Given that cigarettes are known killers, why do so many Americans continue to smoke?
Seventy percent of adult smokers want to quit completely, according to a survey by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But the nicotine in cigarettes is an addictive drug that makes quitting difficult, as confirmed by the 1988 Surgeon General's report on smoking and health.
Given that cigarettes are known killers, why do so many Americans continue to smoke?Smoking Cessation Programs/Styles/Methods
In the past smokers have not had much help beyond sheer will power when trying to quit smoking. In recent years several products have become available to help smokers quit. Some are better than others and some have not been shown to be effective at all. As always different people respond better to some methods than others. We work closely with our patients to help determine the most effective course of action. We have listed a few of the techniques below for your consideration:
Here is a great chart of the benefits of stopping smoking. A 'must read' for those who want to know how much their health will improve.
Links to other sites:
The links below should provide additional helpful information. All will open in a new window.
CDC - Tobacco Information and Prevention Source
American Cancer Society
About.com Smoking Cessation Main Page
American Lung Association
Good Article from FDA
Pro's and Cons of various treatments
If you do not find the answers you need here - please call us. We always welcome and encourage questions from our patients.
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