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The Internet Medical Clinics (http://internetmedicalclinics.com/) represent a completely new concept in healthcare delivery. We are a traditional family practice and primary care clinic in Houston......

The Internet Medical Clinics (http://internetmedicalclinics.com/) represent a completely new concept in healthcare delivery. We are a traditional family practice and primary care clinic in Houston and other Texas locations, but also offer an online medical clinic-where our patients can consult with us over the Internet anytime.

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  • 1. Smoking Cessation Program … The Lessons Do you lead a smoke-free life?
  • 2. Quick Statistics about Smoking in The U.S  20% of all adults smoke  It accounts for every 1 in 5 deaths in the U.S  Smokers die an average of 14 years younger than non-smokers  Smoking costs our society $193 billion annually  Each day 3,500 new teens begin smoking habits  70% of smokers report a desire to quit
  • 3. Do You Treat Smoking as an Addiction? More than nearly 3 out of every 4 of smokers want to quit smoking, but are unable to do so! Because, tobacco use is a powerful and real addiction
  • 4. Smoking – The Types of Diagnoses 1. Chemical Dependence After years of smoking the body is chemically addicted to the nicotine and metabolites, so when you stop smoking your body goes through nicotine withdrawal leading to nervousness, irritability, stomach disturbances and loss of concentration
  • 5. 2. Hormonal/Neurotransmitter Dependence This is caused by hormones and neurotransmitters such as serotonin, epinephrine and norepinephrine that are released in your brain while you smoke.
  • 6. 3. Social Dependence We associate certain acts, such as smoking, with specific activities such as socializing with friends, driving to work, drinking alcohol, working at the computer, etc.
  • 7. 4. Psychological Dependence Human beings have a basic instinct of "suckling" while under stress also known as an "oral fixation”. Cigarettes may fulfill this same basic need in adults.
  • 8. ….If you treat smoking as an addiction it is possible to avoid the dependence Smoking cessation program at Internet Medical Clinics is designed to help patients addressing both the physiological and psychological dependence on tobacco use
  • 9. Are you still not sure? Whether to join a quit smoking program because of the fear of weight gain … Remember, weight management works best in a nicotine free patient.
  • 10. Issued by Call Us 855-IMC-DOCS (855-462-3627) www.internetmedicalclinics.com