*This post is sponsored by the Alpha Lifestyle Center of Birmingham, MI.
Hazards of Smoking Cigarettes
We all know the harsh reality of smoking cigarettes; IT CAUSES CANCER. It’s life-limiting and simply detrimental to our overall health, not to mention the health of our family, friends and pets who are forced to inhale the second-hand smoke.
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) lists cigarette smoking as the number one preventable cause of death in the United States.
- Smoking causes more deaths than the following causes combined: HIV, illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, and firearm-related incidents.
- If you smoke cigarettes, you are more likely to die from any given cause compared to non-smokers.
- Cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States, which is nearly one in five deaths.
- Secondhand smoke causes approximately 7,330 deaths from lung cancer and 33,950 deaths from heart disease each year.
Please read the CDC’s Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking article and the American Lung Association’s Health Effects of Secondhand Smoke for more facts and figures on the hazards of cigarette smoking.
How to Quit Once You Realize You’re Addicted
Many smokers are aware of the negative health consequences of smoking cigarettes. They were most likely introduced to smoking at an early age due to peer pressure or perhaps curiosity in a social setting. It was likely unintentional that the smoker wound up getting addicted, but nonetheless it happened and I’m sure there are regrets, even if it’s only due to the high financial costs.
Now the struggle is to figure out how to quit smoking and eradicate the nicotine addiction. Common nicotine replacement therapies include gum, patches, inhalers and lozenges that work by slowly reducing the amount of nicotine in your body after you quit smoking. The hope is that the withdrawal symptoms will be weakened. While those methods work great for some people, many people still find themselves battling withdrawal symptoms along with side effects, and relapse back to smoking. If they are currently working for you, please keep using them and good luck! If not or you want additional help, read on.
I’d like to introduce to you an alternative method to quit smoking that combines the principals of ancient acupuncture with modern laser technology: Laser Therapy.
Laser Acupuncture, or Laser Therapy
Laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment method that involves laser stimulation on certain areas of the body to simulate the calming effect of nicotine, which works to eliminate withdrawal symptoms. The effects of laser therapy are sustained through the physical withdrawal period (4-6 weeks).
The Alpha Lifestyle Center located in Birmingham, Michigan offers this unique, alternative and comprehensive approach to nicotine addiction without pain, needles, drugs or side effects. The owner is a certified tobacco treatment specialist who focuses on laser therapy treatment for nicotine addiction. This is not limited to cigarette smoking, but also works for chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes, hookah, and any other form of nicotine addiction. The majority of their customers only require one laser therapy treatment to quit smoking!
View their video introduction.
In the case of unmanageable cravings, all sessions from the Alpha Lifestyle Center include a free “booster” (available for 8 weeks) to re-stimulate the release of calming neurochemicals to keep you on track. Each session costs $295. If you are yearning to quit your bad habit and rebuild your health, they are offering Mommy & Love readers a special, limited time BOGO free offer!
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For more information, please contact the Alpha Lifestyle Center. They will walk you through the scheduling process and give you a more thorough understanding of laser therapy and even teach you behavior therapy modification for ensured success. You can also visit their business page on Facebook too.