“I will stop smoking on my next birthday…” Steve thinks while lighting up his fifteenth cigarette for the day.
“I am definitely quitting on Monday!” Jane says to her room mate after a two-packs night out smoking disaster.
“I will quit this time, I will really do it. You see the last time.. this project just caused me so much stress that I just.. you know.. I needed my cigarettes…” Robert explains to his co-workers during the cigarette break.
And the story goes on.
If you recognize yourself in Steve, Jane or Robert, then it is time to take some serious action like attending a stop smoking clinic.
A stop smoking clinic may be the right place for your smoking cessation plan if you have already tried to quit smoking several times or if you want to get it right from the first trial.
There are many stop smoking clinics available and your doctor should be able to provide you with the list of the best ones. The good thing about clinics is that you will get professional help and the right stop smoking treatment.
Each stop smoking clinic provides its clients with different services – some provide laser stop smoking treatment combined with counseling services, other offer nicotine replacement therapies along with support teamwork and behavior therapy plans. The procedures and the products used are designed to diminish your nicotine addiction, ease the withdrawal symptoms and teach you how to change your lifestyle.
Regardless of the treatment type it is a plus that you will have an initial full medical exam (to allow the therapist to analyze your medical condition and create a custom stop smoking plan) and a monitored and controlled smoking cessation program. The therapists there will keep a close eye on your progress and will make the required adjustments to the program according your specific needs.
Another good thing about attending a stop smoking clinic is that you will spend some time in a cigarette free environment and away from your life routines. You will have plenty of time to get used to your new ex-smoker life. More importantly – you will have enough time to think carefully about your smoking habit and why it is so good to stop smoking for the last time.
Most stop smoking clinics will provide you with plenty of information and tips about how to carry on your stop smoking program after you leave the stop smoking clinic. Some clinics offer follow up programs like weekly sessions with a therapist or visits to an ex-smokers support team.