Smoking Cessation

Board Certified Pulmonologists & Board Certified Sleep Medicine Physicians located in Joliet and New Lenox, IL

Smoking Cessation

About Smoking Cessation

Of the over 7,000 chemicals in cigarette smoke, roughly 70 of them are known to cause cancer. Because tobacco leads to such serious and potentially life-threatening health issues, the team of board-certified pulmonologists at Midwest Respiratory Ltd. provides effective smoking cessation solutions. They offer expert consultations on smoking cessation at their offices in Joliet and New Lenox, Illinois. Start your journey to a tobacco-free life by calling the nearest office or requesting one online today

Smoking Cessation Q & A

Why is smoking cessation important? 

Smoking cigarettes doesn’t just affect your own health; it affects the health of everyone around you. Quitting the habit is important to lower your risk of:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) 
  • Esophageal, mouth, and lung cancer (among others)
  • Heart disease and stroke 
  • Kidney disease
  • Infertility 

Smoking leads to a surge of free radicals in your body that attack healthy cells and overpower your immune system. This is why you’re often more susceptible to illnesses, such as pneumonia when you’re a smoker. Fortunately, you have plenty of solutions available to quit today. 

Which type of smoking cessation treatment do I need?

When you visit Midwest Respiratory Ltd. to meet with your provider for a smoking cessation evaluation, you can expect personalized care that’s tailored to your unique needs and any health concerns you may have. Your provider gets to know you and your smoking habits so they can customize your smoking cessation treatment plan, which may include:

  • Nicotine patches
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Medications to reduce cravings 
  • Medications to treat underlying issues, such as depression

You may find that by pairing the right medications with personalized lifestyle change recommendations, you’re more likely to succeed at quitting your nicotine habit. But don’t be discouraged if you can’t quit on the first try. Quitting smoking is challenging, and Midwest Respiratory Ltd. is dedicated to helping you succeed. 

When do smoking cessation treatments start working?

Smoking cessation treatments can start working shortly after you begin. You should find that with each passing day, you have a dramatically reduced desire for cigarettes. It may take several weeks or even several months for you to fully kick the habit. But you can expect the support you need throughout every phase of your smoking cessation treatment plan at Midwest Respiratory Ltd. 

Your specialist has you check in regularly. If at any time you feel your treatment plan isn’t effective or if you’re still having nicotine cravings, they can adjust your medications or therapies as needed. 

Book your smoking cessation consultation at Midwest Respiratory Ltd. by calling the office or requesting one online today.