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Smoking Cessation Specialists

Prominis Medical Services -  - Primary Care

Prominis Medical Services

Primary Care Practice located throughout Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and Glendale, New York

Smoking cessation improves your health and reduces the chance that you’ll develop a chronic illness, such as cancer, lung disease, or heart disease. At Prominis Medical Services, with 12 locations in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and Glendale, New York, the team of primary care providers offers support for smoking cessation so you can quit for good. If you’re ready to improve your health by quitting tobacco, but aren’t sure where to start, call the office or request an appointment online to learn more.

Smoking Cessation Q & A

Why Should I Pursue Smoking Cessation?

Smoking and other tobacco use lead to dependence. But quitting dramatically reduces the chance that you’ll develop smoking-related diseases.

While quitting smoking isn’t easy and requires commitment and potentially multiple tries, with the help of the Prominis Medical Services you can succeed.

Around 50% of people who don’t quit smoking will die of health problems related to the habit. In the immediate minutes, months, and years after you quit, you experience improved blood pressure, better circulation, and decreased cancer risk.

Quitting smoking greatly increases your life expectancy, too. You protect loved ones from exposure to secondhand smoke.

Why is Smoking Cessation so Hard?

The nicotine in tobacco is about as addictive as heroin, cocaine, or alcohol. When you try to quit, the withdrawal symptoms are intense. You may experience stress and weight gain, as well as:

  • Trouble with concentration and thinking
  • Feelings of irritability, anger, or anxiety
  • Craving of tobacco products
  • Greater hunger pangs

About 70 of the chemicals in tobacco smoke can cause cancer. If you stop smoking, especially when younger, you reduce your risk of cancer. But, quitting at any age is good for your health.

How Does Smoking Cessation Improve My Health?

When you quit smoking, you significantly reduce your risk of cancer, including lung cancer. Other major health benefits include:

  • Reduced risk of heart disease and stroke
  • Decreased risk of lung disease, such as COPD, and respiratory symptoms
  • Improved fertility

Going cold turkey is possible, but incredibly challenging. Prominis Medical Services offers support that makes quitting smoking easier.

What Support is Available for Smoking Cessation?

At Prominis Medical Services, the doctors give you effective support and advice on quitting smoking. Strategies include:

  • Group support
  • Group and one-on-one counseling
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Nicotine replacement products, such as the patch, inhaler, and nasal spray
  • Non-nicotine medications, such as Zyban® and Chantix®

A combination of therapies is usually most effective. The providers at Prominis Medical Services can develop a plan customized for you.

If you’re ready to give up tobacco and experience the health boost smoking cessation provides, call one of the locations of Prominis Medical Services or schedule a consultation online.