Many smokers want to quit smoking, However most smokers who fail during the first few weeks of trying, mainly because of nicotine withdrawal symptoms. Many have tried various methods including nicotine patches, gums, cigarettes, and drug therapy. Nicotine is a very addictive drug and the withdrawal symptoms including physical, mental, and emotional issues makes quitting very difficult.
In our office consultations in Toronto and Greater Toronto Area, smokers usually refuse to acknowledge the long-term risks that smoking poses to their health and others (from second hand smoke). Instead of making a goal to quit smoking, smokers prefer to overlook the well-documented threats of heart disease and lung cancer that smoking can usher into their lives. This is because the effects are mostly unnoticeable and also comprise a possible point in the future that we rather prefer to ignore than to quit smoking right now.
Why Most Smokers Fail To Stop Smoking In Toronto And GTA?
- Smokers experience both a physical addiction and psychological habit making quitting extremely difficult.
- Nicotine addiction is very difficult to overcome. Most smokers are hooked on nicotine. Smokers experience a temporary high or ‘hit’ and depriving the body of that nicotine fix causes physical withdrawal symptoms and intense cravings.
- Smoking is a psychological and repetitive habit. Habits are hard to break, especially when it has become a daily repetitive ritual.
For a long time, researchers used to focus on smoking from the perspective of an internal damage risk factor. But now, research shows that tobacco smoke has a considerably negative effect on the skin, arteries, and mouth – from premature aging to cancer.
Unlike the heart and lungs which are positioned inside the body, the skin is an external organ that is visible and can also be touched and covers the entire body. And that’s why, even before you contemplate the bad effects of smoking on your heart and lungs, a new or and existing smoker should pause awhile to think of the potential damages your skin is in for when you smoke.
Let’s take a closer look at the devastating impact of smoking on your skin. It should motivate you sufficiently enough to give up smoking, especially when you understand that skin deep has a whole new connotation for smokers!
Skin Health Goes Deeper Than You Think
The skin on our face has been the object of attention for millions of years. Beauty is epitomized in the texture and color of our facial skin. And we all spend considerable amounts of time and money in keeping our facial skin young and healthy. All of us dread the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face, with the onset of age.
But for smokers, the signs of skin aging become evident even earlier. Long-term or committed smokers are observed to develop crow’s feet and discolored skin, which give an aged and unhealthy look. Veins and blood vessels also begin to stand out of the skin in spidery formations.
In a bid to beat the premature aging, sagging looks of our facial skin, smokers turn in desperation to the myriad skin lotions and beauty creams. In short, smoking’s an expensive proposition because undoing its effects on skin can be very expensive, time-consuming and depressing too. The sensible option therefore would be to say ‘no’ to smoking immediately.
Why our 3 Part Drug-Free Anne Penman Laser Therapy Centre Approach Is So Successful With Smokers in Toronto and Greater Toronto Area?
At our Anne Penman Laser Therapy Centre, we target BOTH the physical addiction and the psychological habit of quitting by combining a 3-part program to combat these issues.
- Laser Therapy – help combat the physical side of the nicotine addiction
- Guidance and Counselling – help deal with the psychological habit of quitting
- 24-Hour Support – you’re not quitting alone but with us
While stopping smoking cessation can appear like an insurmountable challenge, the fact remains that with an effective support system behind you, it can be achieved. This includes availing professional help such as laser therapy to quit smoking habit.
As you prepare to stop smoking in Greater Toronto Area, here are some of the physical addiction symptoms you need to overcome first:
- Craving for a cigarette
- Cramps and Nausea
- Tingling in hands and feet
- Cold like symptoms – sore throat, coughing
Many smokers in Toronto and Greater Toronto Area have tried various methods including nicotine patches, e-cigarettes, gums, and drug therapy. Nicotine is a very addictive drug and the withdrawal symptoms including physical, mental, and emotional issues makes quitting very difficult.
At Anne Penman Laser Therapy Centre, our smoking cessation program consists of three parts to target these issues.
The first part is laser therapy. Our cold laser is non-invasive painless and has no side effects. It is completely safe. We target laser acupuncture points around your ears nose mouth, wrists and hands.
The second part of our program consists of guidance and counseling. We understand quitting is not only physical but a mental issue as well. We address these mental issues such as pattern social and emotional triggers that smokers experience when trying to quit.
Finally our 24-hour support line will help ensure that you stay focused and remain smoke-free for good.
Are you tired of years of smoking? Do you want a new healthy lifestyle? Call us today 647-951-3100 for a free consultation. We offer Pain Free, Fast and comprehensive Smoking Cessation Therapy. We have 3 accessible locations in Toronto, Toronto Midtown and Richmond Hill. You can also schedule your appointment today by vising our website here: https://www.annepenman.ca.
Our program has a very high 85% success rate. It just takes one hour and only one treatment is required. For some clients who require additional support we offer a second treatment for free if you require it. Most of our clients however are smoke free from just one treatment.