Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults in the US


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 FAQs

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.


Smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the US.
There's still hope!
Quitting smoking before the age of 40 reduces the risk of dying from smoking-related disease by about 90%

Smoking Addiction

Signs of Nicotine Dependence

Signs of Nicotine Withdrawal

Smoking Cessation is Possible

Quitting smoking is hard! But with TMS, you can receive medication free-treatment to help you quit smoking for good.

Finally Ready to Quit Smoking?

Get help overcoming smoking addiction in 6 weeks with BrainsWay Deep TMS

of patients achieved four consecutive weeks without smoking
less cigarettes smoked per week over the course treatment
Deep TMS for Smoking Addiction consists of 18 sessions across a 6-week period.
Treatment sessions take 25-30 minutes.
No Systemic Side Effects Commonly Found with Medications
And well-tolerated with years of safety data supporting Deep TMS. Patients may initially experience minor headaches or pain at the site of treatment which typically subside after the first few sessions. Your healthcare provider will tailor treatment to minimize any potential discomfort. Patients can resume daily activities immediately after each treatment session.
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Treatment Sessions Include 3 Steps:

Induce Craving to Smoke
Desire to smoke is provoked in order to activate the areas of the brain that control cravings, using a variety of visual and audio cues personalized to your smoking triggers.
Stimulate Brain Targets with Deep TMS
The treatment coil delivers gentle electromagnetic pulses to key areas in your brain involved in addiction behaviors. These pulses feel like mild tapping on your scalp. You'll be comfortably sitting in a chair, awake and alert during the treatment.
Conduct Motivational Counseling
Treatment is followed by a brief therapy discussion with the provider, reinforcing motivation to quit smoking and celebrate day-to-day progression.

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