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Quit Smoking Shot

What To Expect:

The procedure lasts about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Patients should expect to feel "woozy" after getting the shots, and should have someone else drive them home.

Patients can expect to experience the same feeling that they would have if they smoked several cigarettes at once (without smoking any) and that their craving for smoking is gone instantly.

Pre-procedure:

All patients will get Lung Function test and selected patients will get EKG.There is no extra charge for these services.

Post-procedure:

Patients may feel woozy for few hours. Patients can expect to return to work the next day. Side effects may include dizziness, dryness of mouth, blurred vision, and constipation. These and other possible side effects will be discussed with patients prior to discharge.

All of us know Nicotine is extremely addictive. About 70% of smokers want to Quit, and although about half of these attempt to Quit every year, fewer than 5% succeed. We are acutely aware of this fact, and thus want to make our best and most sincere effort for the smokers to QUIT, as their next serious attempt to QUIT may not occur for next 3-4 years, or longer.

Nicotine is an Addictive Drug like Heroine and Cocaine for main three reasons:

  1. When taken in small amounts, nicotine causes pleasant feelings that make smoker want to smoke more.
  2. Smokers usually become dependent on Nicotine and suffer physical withdrawal symptoms when they stop smoking, like nervousness, loss of focus, irritability, insomnia etc. Rational thought is compromised when physical cravings occur.
  3. Because Nicotine affects the chemistry of the brain and central nervous system, it can affect the mood and the nature of the smoker. 

Cigarette smoking is most likely to be a habit when started during teen or adolescent years.We are very excited to offer this new service.

Dr. Mel Tilak has done smoking cessation programs for many years at County Health Departments, and is now happy to offer the smoking cessation clinic for his private practice patients.