Dear Doc... Health Advice from Your Hometown Care Team at WCMH
I Want to Quit Smoking. How can my doctor help?
Response from Dr. Steven Ebers
Smoking is a leading cause of preventable death and disease worldwide, and quitting smoking is one of the most important steps that individuals can take to improve their health. As a physician, I see firsthand the devastating effects that smoking can have on the body, from lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to heart disease and stroke.
One of the most effective ways to quit smoking is through the use of evidence-based treatments, such as nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and prescription medications. These treatments can help reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings, making it easier to quit smoking for good.
In addition to these treatments, behavioral counseling can also be very effective in helping individuals quit smoking. This may include working with a counselor one-on-one, participating in a support group, or using a quitline.
I would like to inform the public that I am available to help them quit smoking and achieve their goals of a smoke-free life. I offer evidence-based treatments and counseling services to help individuals quit smoking and overcome the challenges of nicotine addiction.
I encourage anyone who is ready to quit smoking to schedule an appointment with me. Together, we can develop a personalized quit plan that takes into account your individual needs and goals. Quitting smoking is not easy, but with the right support, it is possible.
I am available to help you quit smoking and achieve a smoke-free life, so please don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with me.
Call or text 573-438-8500 to schedule an appointment
World Health Organization. (2019). Tobacco. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/tobacco
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2019). Smoking & Tobacco Use. https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/health_effects/effects_cig_smoking/index.htm”