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Smoking Cessation Specialist

Generations Family Practice

Family Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Cary, NC

If you’re a smoker and would like to quit, the experienced family medicine team at Generations Family Practice in Cary, North Carolina, is here for you. The providers offer a variety of highly effective smoking cessation treatments to break your addictive habit. Call the Generations Family Practice office to schedule an evaluation or book an appointment online today.

Smoking Cessation Q&A

What is smoking cessation?

Smoking cessation consists of treatments that make it easier to quit smoking. If you’ve tried to quit on your own without success, the experts at Generations Family Practice can help. They offer personalized smoking cessation treatments that dramatically increase your chance of quitting for good. 

What are the benefits of smoking cessation?

If you’re a smoker, quitting offers the following benefits for your physical and mental health:

  • Lower risk of cancer
  • Reduced risk of lung complications
  • Easier breathing
  • Cost savings
  • Whiter teeth
  • Better overall health and wellness
  • Decreased signs of aging
  • No exposing friends and family to smoke
  • Easier exercise

Without smoking, you can make time for healthier activities like being physically active and spending more time with family and friends.

What are the types of smoking cessation treatments?

Generations Family Practice offers a variety of smoking cessation treatments. Examples include:

  • Skin patches
  • Gums
  • Lozenges
  • Inhalers
  • Nasal sprays
  • Medications
  • Support groups
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Lifestyle changes

Your provider personalizes smoking cessation treatments to give you the best outcome. Many treatments reduce your urge to smoke, making it easier to quit. 

The best smoking cessation solution for you depends on your unique needs, health, lifestyle, and preferences. 

How can I increase my chance of successfully quitting?

Follow your Generations Family Practice provider's instructions to increase your chance of quitting and not starting back up again. Make healthy lifestyle changes, such as getting regular exercise, eating nutritious foods, and maintaining healthy body weight. Take smoking cessation medications exactly as directed by your family medicine specialist. 

Find active hobbies you enjoy and avoid smoking triggers, which might include being around other people who smoke, drinking alcohol, having cigarettes in your home, or being in stressful situations. 

Encourage friends and family to support your efforts to quit smoking. If you continue to struggle, contact your Generations Family Practice specialist for additional support. They can make changes to your smoking cessation treatment plan as needed to ensure success.

To learn more about smoking cessation at Generations Family Practice and get started on your journey toward better health, call the office or book an appointment online today.