Helping Smokers Quit, Smoking Cessation

Stop Smoking Today

Tobacco smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States according to a report in the Journal of American Medicine. Over 400,000 deaths occur each year as a result of tobacco smoking. Many of these deaths are due to lung cancer but smoking is also believed to be linked to other forms of cancer as well. In addition, smoking has been shown to negatively impact the health of those around smokers. Therefore the loved ones of smokers often suffer from second-hand exposure. The Doctors at FirstCare Medical Center near New Paltz and Highland are experienced in medications and methods to help patients stop smoking.

Preventive medicine aims to reduce the likelihood of disease by taking appropriate steps to encourage healthy living. In the case of tobacco smoking the preventative medicine is to prevent the use of tobacco, also called smoking cessation programs,  which will prevent lung cancer. Any smoker knows this is not as easy as it sounds, however. The addiction is powerful.

At FirstCare Medical Center we offer a doctor supervised program to help you stop smoking. Our approach makes use of modern medications such as Zyban and Chantix. If you have tried to quit in the past but haven’t succeeded this program may be just what you need to achieve your goal of being tobacco free. Hypnotism and accupuncture can also be quite helpful.

Quitting smoking will make you and your family healthier. It will likely increase the length of your life and help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in addition to reducing the risk of cancer. You will save thousands of dollars per year on cigarettes.

Many people try to quit smoking alone and aren’t successful. This doesn’t make them weak or a failure. Quitting smoking is extremely difficult, but each time someone quits their odds of permanently quitting increases. In many cases having the proper support and medication is the difference between failing and being successful. Dr. Mones is ready to work with you to help you overcome this challenge so you can live a long and healthy life.

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