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Smoking Cessation

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Bossier Family Medicine, LLC

Family Medicine located in North Bossier, South Bossier & Stonewall, LA


Nicotine is a powerfully addictive substance that hooks people into smoking. Overcoming an addiction to nicotine isn’t easy, but it’s possible with the smoking cessation resources available at Bossier Family Medicine, LLC. At the offices in Bossier City and Stonewall, Louisiana, the experienced physicians can tailor a smoking cessation program to your needs, so you can quit smoking for good. Don’t put off quitting any longer; schedule a smoking cessation consultation online or call the Bossier Family Medicine, LLC, office nearest you today. 

Smoking Cessation Q & A

What is smoking cessation?

Smoking cessation describes tools and resources that help you quit smoking cigarettes and using other tobacco products.

Tobacco use can cause long-term health issues and premature death, so quitting smoking is important for both your physical and mental health.

Nicotine addiction can be challenging to overcome, especially on your own. If you’ve tried to quit before without success, the resources Bossier Family Medicine, LLC, provides can help.

What’s involved in smoking cessation?

The smoking cessation tools Bossier Family Medicine, LLC, provides focus on helping you quit smoking and using tobacco products.

Since everyone has to address different needs to successfully stop smoking, the providers can use a combination of tools like:

Counseling

Psychotherapy and other counseling services can identify the triggers that keep you smoking. Therapy can also give you the tools to cope with overcoming your nicotine addiction, so you can stay smoke-free in the long term.

Medications

Medications can double your chances of quitting smoking for good. Many of the available medicines don’t contain nicotine but can help curb the cravings you have for the addictive drug.

Nicotine replacement therapy

Nicotine replacement patches and gum are an effective treatment option for smokers because they help you step down your nicotine use in manageable increments.

The Bossier Family Medicine, LLC, providers may also refer you to a smoking cessation support group. Group members can be your support line for beating your nicotine addiction because they are going through similar experiences trying to quit smoking. 

What are the benefits of smoking cessation?

The smoking cessation resources the Bossier Family Medicine, LLC, physicians offer can help you stop smoking and overcome your addiction to nicotine.

Soon after you smoke your last cigarette, your body starts healing the damage from smoke. You can expect to experience positive changes in your health such as:

  • More energy
  • Improved breathing
  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Increased sense of smell and taste

Your risk for serious health issues like heart disease and cancer also declines dramatically. Additionally, you no longer have to spend your money buying cigarettes and other tobacco products. You won’t smell like smoke, and you can learn to enjoy life outside the grasp of nicotine.

To get started on your journey to becoming smoke-free, schedule a consultation online or call the Bossier Family Medicine, LLC, office nearest you today.

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