Smoking Cessation Program
Studies show that smokers assisted by a health care provider have a greater chance of quitting smoking.
Our program includes:
- 1-on-1 consultation with a Addiction Specialist
- Objective testing (ie. Carbon Monoxide monitoring)
- Individualized smoking cessation plan and education based on your needs and goals.
- Coaching and support in your efforts to quit smoking (optional).
- Nicotine-replacement recommendations or prescriptions written when clinically appropriate.
- A visit summary sent to your primary care provider with your permission.
Facts about quitting:
- Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of preventable disease and death worldwide.
- Smoking causes about 1 of every 5 deaths in the United States each year.
- On average, adults who smoke cigarettes die 14 years earlier than nonsmokers.
- After 24 hours, your risk of heart attack begins to decrease.
- After one year, your risk of heart disease decreases to half that of a current smoker.
- After 5 to 15 years, your risk of stroke is the same as a person who never smoked.
- The current first-line drug treatments used are FDA-approved nicotine replacement therapies, including the patch, gum, lozenge, inhaler, and nasal spray, bupropion SR (Zyban(R)), and varenicline (Chantix(R)). These, in combination with counseling, have been shown to increase rates of smoking cessation.
Tools to help you quit
Here are some tools to help you quit smoking.
Connecticut QuitLine: 1-800-QUIT-NOW 1-(800)-784-8669 Quitting is easier with help and support-and help is just a phone call away.
Set goals, track daily habits, view progress, connect with social networks and receive motivational reminders.
Get 24/7 encouragement, advice and tips to help smokers stop smoking for good.
To find out more about the service, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us.