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Smoking Cessation Specialist

Raritan Family Healthcare -  - Primary Care

Raritan Family Healthcare

Primary Care Practice & Family Medicine located in Raritan, NJ & Bedminister, NJ

When you quit smoking, your heart attack risk decreases in just one day — and that’s just the start of the health benefits you can enjoy. At Raritan Family Healthcare, with two locations in Raritan and Bedminster, New Jersey, the experienced primary care doctors can help you with smoking cessation so you can breathe easier, become more physically active, reduce your risk of life-threatening cancers, and enjoy a better quality of life. Book your appointment online or call the office nearest to you to learn more about smoking cessation now.

Smoking Cessation Q & A

What is smoking cessation?

Smoking cessation, or stopping smoking, is a major health goal for many of the 34 million Americans who smoke cigarettes today. At least 85% of smokers say they'd like to quit, in fact. 

Why did my last smoking cessation plan fail?

Most smokers try to quit smoking unsuccessfully at least once in their lives, so you're not alone. The reason so many people fail when they try to quit smoking may come down to the approach. 

Unfortunately, it's not as simple as just deciding to stop smoking one day. Nicotine is an addictive drug, which means you need to recognize how it affects your body and take the right actions to minimize withdrawal effects. You also need guidance and support as you make this major change in your life successfully. 

Raritan Family Healthcare offers personalized smoking cessation programs that provide all of the information, tools, and support you need to stop smoking. There's no need for another uncomfortable, frustrating, and unsuccessful attempt on your own. The experts have you covered, and they're here to help you succeed.

What does smoking cessation involve?

Smoking cessation usually works best with a blend of approaches, so your program may include:

  • Long-acting nicotine replacement products like skin patches
  • Short-acting nicotine replacement products like gum or lozenges
  • Prescription medication to combat withdrawal symptoms
  • Counseling

Your program is personalized for your needs. If you struggle with any particular aspect of quitting smoking, the compassionate medical providers at Raritan Family Healthcare can recommend some alternatives to help you transition into a smoke-free life successfully. 

What are the advantages of smoking cessation?

When you quit smoking, you gain a plethora of health benefits. Some of the changes within your body can occur almost immediately, with steady improvements over the coming months. Just a few of the many health benefits of smoking cessation are:

  • Decreased coughing
  • Improved breathing
  • Improved physical stamina
  • Cleaner mouth
  • Clearer skin
  • Better vision and eye health
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduced risk of cancer
  • Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Reduced risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung diseases
  • Reduced risk of pregnancy complications
  • Decreased risk of stroke
  • Stronger immune system and faster healing

These are only a few of the bodywide health benefits you can achieve with smoking cessation. Long-term, you'll also save quite a bit of money, a benefit everyone can appreciate! 

Learn more about smoking cessation by calling Raritan Family Healthcare, or book your appointment online now.