Make This the Year You Stop Smoking: How We Can Help

Nearly 70% of smokers want to kick the habit. And there’s good reason. Smoking cigarettes dramatically increases your risk of developing serious health conditions, from cancer to heart disease. Furthermore, smokers die an average of 10 years earlier than nonsmokers

Many smokers, though, struggle to quit. That’s because nicotine, one of the chemicals in cigarettes, is addictive. Between nicotine addiction and the lifestyle habits that smoking creates, quitting can be very hard.

At Pain Solvers, Paul Sandhu, MD, and our team understand that the desire to quit smoking isn’t always enough. That’s why we offer smoking cessation support. We’ll help you quit smoking, and then we’ll walk with you to help you stay tobacco-free.

Benefits of quitting smoking

Nearly everyone knows that smoking cigarettes is harmful. Cigarette smoke contains about 70 chemicals that are linked to cancer, and smoking increases your risk of developing numerous health conditions, including:

Smoking doesn’t just impact you. Secondhand smoke is also dangerous and poses health risks for people around you. When you quit smoking, you’ll see dramatic improvements in your own health and the health of those close to you. 

Your body will begin recovering from smoking in as little as 20 minutes after your last cigarette. After just one day, the nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in your body will decrease significantly.

Your senses of taste and smell will begin improving within a few days after quitting.

By quitting smoking, you’ll likely get sick less often. Cigarette smoke paralyzes the tiny hairs in your respiratory tract that protect you from airborne viruses, such as the common cold and influenza. When you quit, the hairs will begin blocking viruses to help you fight infection.

By quitting, you’ll also improve your cardiovascular health, and you may not get short of breath as quickly as you used to.

What to expect with smoking cessation 

The benefits of quitting smoking are clear, but many people who try to stop smoking fail. Why? Because smoking is an addiction. Quitting can bring about withdrawal symptoms, such as anxiety, fatigue, headaches, depression, and more. 

The withdrawal symptoms, along with the difficulties that come with changing your habits, can make quitting smoking hard. That’s why Dr. Sandhu offers comprehensive smoking cessation to help patients make a lasting change. 

Our team will take the time to understand your habits and goals for smoking cessation, and we’ll recommend a personalized strategy for you. We can help you find success with smoking cessation through:

Smoking cessation can help you navigate withdrawal symptoms and change your behavior so you no longer crave cigarettes. If you want to quit or have tried and failed, our team can help you achieve success.

With our help, you won’t be alone. You’ll have the support of a team of experts, guiding you and answering your questions along the way. 

Your smoking cessation plan will last as long as you need it to. Some people find that it takes several months until they feel comfortable with quitting. Dr. Sandhu and our team will check in with you regularly to provide encouragement, guidance, and adjust your treatment plan if needed.

This can be the year you finally stop smoking for good. Book an appointment online or over the phone with Pain Solvers to find out how our smoking cessation program can help you.

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