QUIT CIGARETTE SMOKING
IF YOU SMOKE CIGARETTES, YOU SHOULD STOP.
THERE IS NO BEHAVIOR THAT DRIVES
Heart Disease and
Like cigarette smoking.
If you smoke,
and want to do a single thing for improving your health,
quitting cigarette smoking
is THE MOST IMPORTANT!
Quitting Is Not Easy.
Even If It Takes Several Tries
The Health Benefits Are Worth It.
I Have Two Messages for My Patients:
If you smoke tobacco, you should stop.
If you are ready to stop,
I’ll help with medication that reduces your:
Cravings for cigarettes
Symptoms of Withdrawal
Medicine To Help You Quit
How Do MEDS Work?
By controlling craving and settling your withdrawal symptoms
Nicotine is the chemical in cigarettes that causes addiction.
Delivering nicotine in a non-cigarette form such as:
patches, lozenges, gum, sprays, or inhalers,
Protects you from the damaging effect of cigarette smoke,
while reducing your craving.
These replacements do not require a prescription.
The best plan: use a combination of 2:
a patch daily and
gum or lozenges when you get a sudden craving.
This is prescription medicine that I will prescribe.
You take it by mouth, twice daily.
It reduces both:
Wellbutrin and Zyban
This is also a prescription medicine that I prescribe.
It reduces your cravings to smoke.
Studies have shown that patients are often more successful on a combination of:
Nicotine replacement, and
Quitting Cigarette Smoking
preventing heart diseases like
heart attacks and
high blood pressure.
MEDICATION + BEHAVIOR THERAPY IS A POWERFUL COMBINATION