WHY QUIT SMOKING?
Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body. Smoking causes many diseases and reduces the health of smokers in general. Smoking causes death. If you quit smoking your body can heal.
- The adverse health effects from cigarette smoking account for an estimated 443,000 deaths, or nearly one of every five deaths, each year in the United States.2,3
- More deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by all deaths from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined.2,4
- Smoking causes an estimated 90% of all lung cancer deaths in men and 80% of all lung cancer deaths in women.1
- An estimated 90% of all deaths from chronic obstructive lung disease are caused by smoking.1
More than 4,000 chemical compounds have been identified in tobacco smoke. Of these, at least 43 are known to cause cancer. More than 25 other diseases are associated with tobacco use, including diseases of the pancreas, kidney, uterus, and cervix. Do you still have an excuse not to quit smoking?
Smoking increases the chances of developing emphysema, and/or increases the risk of having a stroke by 30%.
LUNG CANCER --- ANOTHER REASON TO QUIT SMOKING
Annual death rates in the US due to lung cancer are 168,390 and rising steadily. Lung cancer deaths in the U.S. are greater than all other cancer deaths for both men and women combined! Lung cancer claims more lives each year than colon, prostate, ovarian, lymph and breast cancers combined. Lung Cancer accounts for over 28% of all cancer related deaths. Worldwide Lung Cancer statistics are increasingly worse than in the US. The need for fast, simple and economic solutions is growing exponentially greater as the medical scientific community seeks interventions and remedies to address the 3 million cases of Lung Cancer that go untreated, annually.
Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer. The more cigarettes an individual smokes per day and the earlier one started smoking, the greater the risk of lung cancer. However, lung cancer has occurred in people who have never smoked. Secondhand smoke (breathing the smoke of others) increases risk of lung cancer.
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Some of the largest stumbling blocks to becoming smoke-free are stress anxiety and depression associated with quitting. When applied to specific Traditional Chinese Medicine and auricular points, the laser helps to stimulate the production of endorphins which are the body’s natural chemical pain suppressors. The increased production of this chemical suppresses your urge for nicotine. Specific acupoints are selected in the year and wrist. Points of contact involve craving, withdrawal, anxiety as well as a number of appetite suppression points that prevent the transfer of addiction to food, overeating, and gaining weight.
Low-level laser treatment calms, and relaxes the mind, reducing anxiety and alleviating depressive feelings, making it overwhelmingly easy to cope with the addiction withdrawal symptoms and cravings that arise from giving up nicotine.