Smoking is the most preventable cause of death in the U.S. But quitting smoking can be one of the hardest things to do, especially if you don’t have the proper care or support behind you. That’s why The Center for Vascular Care at HCA offers a nicotine cessation program to help you quit nicotine products for good.
What is Nicotine Cessation?
Nicotine cessation means to quit using products that contain nicotine, such as cigarettes, chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco, vape pens, cigars, and dry and wet snuff. Quitting nicotine products can help reduce the risk of cancer and other serious health problems that are caused by smoking or using other nicotine products.
Nicotine Cessation Program
The nicotine cessation program at The Center for Vascular Care will educate you on the proper medication and stay with you through your journey. Our program provides:
- Information on what to expect during withdrawal
- Help in dealing with withdrawal symptoms such as agitation, insomnia, anxiety, weight gain, and even depression
- Close monitoring of your progress with continuous follow-up
- Medication to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms such as nicotine patches, gum, lozenges, and nasal sprays
Nicotine cessation can be a difficult process due to the physiological and physical dependence your habit and the addictive nature of nicotine, possess. The nicotine cessation program will guide you through support and treatment, helping you achieve the long-term benefits of quitting that will be incredibly important to your well-being.
Benefits of Quitting Smoking/Nicotine
Apart from having a positive effect on your overall health and well-being, there are many reasons to quit using nicotine products. These include:
- Improving your quality of life and that of your loved ones
- Reducing your risk of cancer
- Reducing the constant stress of nicotine addiction
- Easing the financial burden of buying nicotine products
- Reducing your risk of stroke, dementia, a weakened immune system, and arthritis
- Reducing your risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
The Center for Vascular Care knows that quitting nicotine is hard. That’s why we are here to help you improve your quality of life. Through support and education, we provide the tools you need on your nicotine cessation journey. It is possible to quit. Visit The Center for Vascular Care at HCA or contact us to begin your nicotine cessation program today.