— smoking causes 6 million deaths a year
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About nicotine addiction
The nature of dependency
Nicotine acts as both a stimulant and a relaxant. This means that it can pacify our emotions and concentrate our thoughts. This makes it a highly addictive drug. That is why many people find it almost impossible to stop smoking without seeking professional medical assistance. In fact, the “World Health Organization” has stated that counselling and medical support can double the chances that a smoker who wishes to quit will succeed. The health benefits of giving up smoking can be enormous.
Nicotine addiction treatment
Thankfully, many smokers can – and do – successfully become abstinent from nicotine. However, the strong cravings that result from nicotine withdrawal can make it very difficult to cease smoking without the care and support of clinical experts and counsellors. In fact, the “World Health Organization” has stated that counselling and medical support can double the chances that a smoker who wishes to quit will succeed. At The Kusnacht Practice, we believe our unique method of combining evidence-based medical therapies with complementary treatments and spiritual programmes is the best way forward. Our long-term goal is to assist you – and your family – to achieve a healthy lifestyle without the need for nicotine.