There is help to stop smoking in Tucson, Arizona.
The harmful effects of smoking are well known. Smoking has been directly linked to many types of cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. According to the CDC cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths per year in the United States, including more than 41,000 deaths resulting from secondhand smoke exposure. This is about one in five deaths annually, or 1,300 deaths every day.
On average, smokers die 10 years earlier than nonsmokers.
The good news is that no matter how much you smoke, quitting smoking today can still provide health benefits.
Smoking cessation interventions have therefore become increasingly important public health measures. There are two FDA approved prescription treatments to help increase your chances of successfully quitting tobacco products. Products such as Zyban (bupropion), Chantix (vareniciline) may increase your chances of successfully quitting tobacco. Nicotine replacement therapy such as nicotine patches, lozenges, and gum are also used to help quit smoking.
Tucson, Arizona has few Physicians who are comfortable treating tobacco use disorders. Contact me today to learn more about increasing your chances of quitting smoking by learning more about Chantix, Zyban, or nicotine replacement.