According to the American Lung Association, there is a "three-link
chain" of physical, social and mental components to smoking addiction.
Smokers have a better chance of quitting and staying smokefree if they
address all three parts of the chain:
Physical: Cigarettes contain an addictive
chemical called nicotine, that when inhaled causes the release of a
chemical called dopamine in the brain and makes you feel good.
Unfortunately, after the dopamine release depletes, these symptoms
return which causes the smoker to crave another cigarette. Smokers also
build up a tolerance and physical dependence on nicotine, meaning they
have to smoke more to feel the same effect. USA Quit Smoking Auricular therapy may help with these
symptoms. By stimulating some ear points with Low Level Laser Therapy it may stop or reduce the cycle of craving and withdrawal symptom as, irritability, anxiety, depression, obsession or lack of focus by resetting normal function of the body.
Mental: The act of smoking is often a part of
one's daily routines. Smokers tend to light up at specific times of
day—when drinking coffee or driving—or when they're feeling a certain
way, like stressed or tired. Cigarettes can become a crutch, almost
like a steady friend a smoker can rely on. Our professional Tobacco Treatment Specialist, at USA Quit Smoking will provide you with proven methods to quit
smoking includes identifying these triggers, and relearning and
adjusting behaviors through a quit plan.
Social: Many smokers develop social groups
around smoking—people will head out for a smoke break with friends or
coworkers. Smoking can also be used as a social icebreaker by asking,
"Got a light?" In that same vein, relying on social groups that support
a quit smoking attempt can be helpful. In a recent survey, 80 percent
of smokers reported that support from others, including friends,
family, significant others and coworkers is very beneficial to
successfully quitting. At USA Quit Smoking, you are welcome to bring another quitter with you and stop smoking together.