Many, or even most smokers, say they want to quit. This is easier said than done, with nicotine being very addictive and its withdrawal symptoms being a roadblock most fail before crossing. There are many tools out there designed to help smokers like nicotine gums, e-cigarettes, nicotine patches, and even drug therapy. All of these hope to lessen withdrawal as a smoker gradually reduce their nicotine intake, eventually being able to stop completely. The problem is that they do not work very well.
It is not uncommon for smokers that come to our laser quit smoking clinic to not admit that smoking creates major, lasting health risks both to themselves and to others around them from the effects of secondhand smoke. Unfortunately, ignoring a problem does not make it go away, and ignoring the health issues caused by smoking does not stop those problems from growing.
Why Do Most Toronto Smokers Fail To Quit?
Once a smoker is addicted, which occurs very quickly for most people, it becomes difficult to overcome. Nicotine creates a temporary high and when removed the body gets cravings and withdrawal urges. On top of this the repetitive nature of smoking makes it also a psychological habit. And it is not an easy habit to break. Many people associate smoking with removing stress and helping them relax.
Research has extensively documented the harm caused by smoking to skin, arteries, and lungs. Including, the worst of all, cancer.
Smoking’s impact on the skin is sometimes not as well understood. But it is damage that every smoker will face. Here is a deeper look.
Why Skin Health is Important
When people think of beauty and a youthful appearance the face’s skin is the first thing most consider. The texture and color are important in this assessment. But for smokers all of these factors begin to be hurt shortly after they begin to smoke. The effect adds up with time, eventually developing into discolored skin, crow’s feet, and a smoker looking much older than they really are.
Many smokers turn to lotions and anti-aging beauty creams to try to counter the effects of smoking. This adds another expense on top of smoking itself and these are only superficial external solutions to an internal problem. Quitting starts to make a great deal of sense for more reasons that that are immediately obvious.
The Secret of Toronto’s Anne Penman Laser Therapy 3-Part Stop Smoking Clinic’s Successful Approach
We do not use drugs or other methods that are painful or have side effects to help people stop smoking. We address both the physical and mental addiction in our 3-part quit smoking program, to give a person the best chance possible of quitting and staying smoke-free.
Cold Laser Therapy – this is used to fight the physical end of being addicted to nicotine by boosting and balancing the endorphin levels during the quitting process.
Guidance and Counselling – this addresses the psychological side of quitting smoking such as triggers and habits formed over the years.
24-Hour Support – You are not quitting alone. We are here to support you on your journey to become a non-smoker for good.
We help people quit who stay non-smokers for the long haul every day. With the support we offer you can leave this terrible habit behind once and for all. Here are some of the physical symptoms of quitting smoking you may experience:
- A tingling feeling in your hands and feet
- Coughing and a sore throat
- Being dizzy
- Problems with sleeping
- A loss of energy
- A powerful desire to smoke
- Sweating no matter what the temperature may be
- Stomach issues
- Frequent headaches
It is possible to quit smoking but using non-professional options is not likely your best choice.
At the Anne Penman Laser Therapy Clinic our three-part program addresses all aspects of nicotine addiction, helping you stop smoking for good. Laser therapy, counseling, and having access to a 24-hour support team has proven to be a winning combination to quit smoking. All aspects of this program are safe, drug-free, and pain-free.
Why not take the first steps to being smoke free today? Visit https://annepenman.ca and book your one-hour treatment today.