What's the best way to quit smoking?
There is no best way to quit smoking or chewing because everyone has different patterns. What works best for one person may not work as well for someone else. For this reason, the best tobacco cessation programs or treatment centers offer several proven methods, not just one.
The Cleveland Clinic Tobacco Treatment Center
The Cleveland Clinic Tobacco Treatment Center offers a variety of methods to help people who want to stop using tobacco. Our program offers:
- An individualized treatment plan. A tobacco specialist determines how dependent you are on nicotine, how ready you are to quit, and your preferred method of learning. The specialist will develop a treatment plan specifically designed for you to give you the best chance of quitting successfully.
- Use of a combination of medications and behavioral therapy. Your treatment plan includes the latest tobacco treatment medications, including prescription medications and/or nicotine replacement therapies (e.g., nicotine gum or the patch). Behavior therapies include walking, reading material, web-based programs, helping to change habits or patterns, and individual or group counseling.
- Follow-up. The tobacco treatment specialist follows up on your progress, offer tips and celebrates your successes.
Cleveland Clinic Tobacco Cessation specialists developed the SMART approach to help you quit:
Strategy: Use a program tailored for your success.
Motivation: Promise yourself to keep trying.
Awareness: Learn about the addiction.
Reasons: Know why you want to quit.
Tobacco-free life: Commit to a start day.
What's the next step?
You need to decide to give yourself the most precious gift a tobacco user can give to himself or herself -- the gift of life, health and self-esteem -- by becoming tobacco-free. Treatment costs less than a pack of cigarettes a day and varies based on the personalized plan developed for each individual and his or her ability to pay.
To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic Tobacco Treatment Center, please call 216.448.8800. To make an appointment, call 216.444.8111. Appointments can be made at Main Campus, Lyndhurst, Independence, Strongsville, Willoughby, and Avon Family Health Centers.
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