Smoking Cessation


Smoking cigarettes can lead to changes in the body that cause a number of health complications like heart attack, stroke, cancers, and breathing conditions such as asthma. The nicotine in cigarettes can lead directly to an increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, and put you at risk of developing heart disease. It is also highly addictive making the process of quitting very difficult for many people.

Causes & Symptoms

When you quit smoking your overall health improves and you can restore your normal body functions over time. After you quit smoking, you will feel improvement in the sense of taste, smell, breathing function, and your heart rate will return to normal. You will feel a significant improvement in your daily activity and your athletic performance. For all of these reasons and more you may be motivated to quit, but it is often challenging due to intense cravings, physical withdrawal symptoms and emotional connections to the habit.

How We Can Help

For these reasons, it is beneficial to seek medical assistance to help you successfully quit smoking. The doctors at the Men’s Vitality Center can recommend a number of different strategies that can help you stop smoking. These can include nicotine-replacement strategies or non-nicotine prescription medications that curb cravings and minimize withdrawal symptoms. By working with your doctor, you will gain the necessary physical and emotional support to successfully quit smoking and take your health back! You can make an appointment at one of our convenient locations in ScottsdalePhoenixTempe or Glendale with one of our internists. Our doctors look forward to meeting you!

Common Questions About Smoking Cessation

What is the most successful way to quit smoking?

Nicotine replacement therapies can double your chances of successfully quitting smoking. These products help to reduce cravings, withdrawal symptoms and make smoking less pleasurable. These products come in the form of patches, gums, vaping products and medications that allow you to choose the option that meets your needs. Some people miss the oral stimulation associated with smoking and find that gums or vaping products can fulfill these. Having a positive attitude and finding support groups are additional ways to make sure you successfully stop smoking.

How can a doctor help you quit smoking?

Our doctors can help you quit smoking through non-nicotine medications only available through prescription. One example is Varenicline which helps to control cravings by blocking nicotine receptors in the brain, which controls withdrawal symptoms and makes smoking less pleasurable.

How quickly does your health improve after quitting smoking?

People who quit smoking report improvements in their health almost immediately. Their heart rate, blood pressure and carbon monoxide levels all drop shortly after they give up smoking. At 1 year, people report being able to breathe easier and have more energy to do physical activities. Risk of serious health complications from smoking also significantly decrease over time. After year 1, your risk of coronary heart disease goes down. Five years after you quit smoking, your risk of stroke decreases and 10 years after you quit smoking your risk of lung and pancreatic cancer are cut in half. With so many benefits, the sooner you quit the sooner you will feel better.

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