Research shows that even people who have smoked for decades will see improvements in their health after they quit.
Smoking is currently the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States, taking the lives of over 480,000 Americans annually. Smoking skims years off your life, and more than 60% of smokers will likely die from a tobacco-related illness. That's the bad news. The good news is no matter what your age, you can change and the professionals at Nebraska Medicine's Nicotine Dependence Clinic are here to help.
For most people, quitting smoking requires help, so don't hesitate to ask. Call 800.922.0000 and request the smoking cessation program.
Choose us to help you quit smoking because we:
Provide specialized support and counseling
We offer a program that addresses the psychological and physical addiction to smoking. We teach you how to cope with cravings and avoid things that trigger your desire to light a cigarette or chew tobacco. This approach has proven to double, and sometimes triple, the rates at which people quit smoking.
Offer trained smoking cessation experts who can prescribe medication
The professionals you will see at Nebraska Medicine are not restricted to providing mental techniques for battling cravings. We have the ability to prescribe any of seven FDA-approved medications to help you quit smoking. Our clinic is staffed by Jill Selzle, PA-C, Susie Moore, APRN, and Rachel Tincher, PA-C. They all have received specialized training in the field of tobacco cessation.
Provide a Lung Cancer Screening Program for particularly high-risk patients
Current and former smokers are considered high risk, in addition to patients who have had a 30-pack-year history (one pack a day for 30 years or two packs a day for 15 years); among other groups.
How smoking affects you
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