It’s Never Too Late to Quit Smoking

Smoking cessation, or the process of quitting tobacco, is no easy task. Counseling helps you develop coping skills, recognize your triggers, and make changes to your lifestyle to successfully quit.
Smoking cessation for long-term health

Nicotine dependence is the most common chemical dependency in America. Smoking tobacco and smokeless tobacco both contain nicotine and other toxins that can increase your risk of lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, COPD, and other chronic diseases. Putting a stop to your smoking habit is the best way to reduce your risk of these and other diseases.

Beebe Healthcare offers Smoking Cessation Counseling. Find out more and sign up to set your Quit Date!

Smoking cessation counseling is an effective tool to use to treat tobacco dependence and can be conducted one-on-one, in a group, or over the phone. The more often you meet with your counselor or class, the more likely you are to quit. Here are benefits of smoking cessation counseling:

 

Learn About Smoking and Quitting

You’ll learn basic information about tobacco, addiction, and what quitting successfully looks like. For instance, symptoms of nicotine withdrawal—including headache, nausea, irritability, insomnia, fatigue, anxiety, and a depressed mood—hit a peak within the first three days of quitting and last for about two weeks.

 

Develop Coping Techniques

Your counselor will help you identify and practice ways to control your urges. Techniques could include distracting yourself, focusing on a different activity, or simply satisfying your urges by chewing gum.

 

Recognize Triggers

Participating in smoking cessation counseling will help you identify activities, events, people, or feelings that increase your urge to smoke. Your triggers can be drinking alcoholic beverages, being around other smokers, drinking coffee, or boredom.

 

Learn Beneficial Home and Car Adjustments

You’ll learn how to tobacco proof your car and home by removing cigarettes, lighters, matches, and ashtrays. These easy and simple changes can help reduce your urge to smoke.

 

Build a Support Group

You’ll have the opportunity to talk with people who believe you can quit, including friends, family, and peers. Feel free to discuss your concerns, frustrations, goals, and accomplishments with your support group.

 

Beebe Healthcare offers Smoking Cessation Counseling. Find out more and sign up to set your Quit Date!

 

If you currently smoke or are a former smoker, talk with you doctor about your risk for lung cancer. Beebe Healthcare offers lung cancer screenings that can save lives.