Quitting smoking has immediate and long-term health benefits.
That’s why we offer 1-to-1 individual smoking cessation visits with our Physicians Assistants and Nurse Practitioners, who can recommend a combination of behavioral techniques and medication options to help you quit smoking.
During the visits we’ll discuss:
- Frequency of smoking
- Triggers for smoking and how to manage or avoid them
- The many health benefits to quitting smoking
- Emotional and psychological support for quitting smoking including local community resources and support phone numbers you can call, day or night, when you get a craving to smoke
- How you can naturally combat withdrawal symptoms while you’re quitting
- Different medication options including nicotine patches, gum and prescription medications, to help you quit smoking
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), now is the best time for any and all smokers to quit. Smokers who quit by the time they’re 35 to 44 years old avoid the highest risk of dying from a smoking-related disease.
Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), smoking cessation tools, such as patches or gum, as well as counseling, are covered as a preventive cost on all non-grandfathered insurance plans.