US adults smoke cigarettes
of all adults in US
tobacco-related deaths per year
adults in the US living with a smoking-related disease
Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, and smoking related illnesses are the cause of approximately 480,000 deaths each year. Smoking is a known cause of lung cancer and heart disease, and over 16 million adults in the United States are currently living with a smoking-related illness.
Smoking doesn’t just affect your health; it affects the health of those around you. Second hand smoke accounts for an estimated 41,000 deaths per year among adults living in the United States.
There are many different treatment options available for smoking cessation, including a variety of medications and behavioral therapies, as well as over-the-counter products.
Despite the prescription medication, over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapies, counseling options, and dedicated self-help apps, smoking addiction continues to be the leading cause of preventable disease and death throughout the world.
At PsyCare, we offer TMS Therapy for smoking cessation. Clinically proven and well-tolerated, Deep TMS is the first noninvasive brain stimulation technology that is FDA-cleared to treat smoking addiction.
While in the past, tobacco addiction was seen simply as a bad habit, today we recognize the consequences and symptoms of nicotine as an addictive drug. Nicotine releases dopamine, which temporarily makes the user feel good. This “rush” happens within 20 seconds of smoke inhalation. When nicotine levels drop in the brain, the change triggers cravings and urges that maintain the addiction.
If the user does not indulge this craving, they will begin to experience nicotine withdrawal. The symptoms of nicotine withdrawal include irritability, anxiety, insomnia, difficulty concentrating, and fatigue.