Smoking and Vaping Cessation
Nicotine is a highly addictive drug. The American Cancer Society claims that it is as “addictive as heroin, and cocaine”. Not only is there a physical addiction but there are social and emotional dependencies associated with nicotine. For this reason, many people find it very difficult to quit on their own. It takes on average 6-7 REAL quit attempts to stop smoking/vaping; some studies suggest that number can go as high as 30-40 for some people.
The earlier you start smoking/vaping, the harder it is to quit. This is why it is so important to prevent teens from starting in the first place. This is also why Juul and other vaping companies targeted teens in their marketing.
Note: Vaping is NOT a safe alternative to smoking. Vaping is toxic and addicting.
(see infographic on teen vaping)
There are many ways to quit and many lessons to learn. The important thing is to quit, or to keep trying, to improve your health, relationships, career, and well-being; as well as, increase your life expectancy.
If you are interested in learning more about Kim’s approach to nicotine cessation or would like individual support in your cessation process, contact Kim at (978) 549-5125 or complete the form below.
You can also check out Kim’s workshop page to see if there is a group cessation program coming up or contact her to discuss bringing a group program to your school or workplace.