I Quit Smoking at Jersey City Medical Center
Smoking Cessation Program
The news on cigarette smoking is not pretty. There are more than 50 million smokers in the United States – about one in five adults and teens – with more than 1,200 people dying daily from smoking-related diseases. This makes smoking the largest cause of morbidity and mortality in the country.
Smoking cigarettes causes cancer, breathing disorders, heart attacks and stroke. It has been linked to reduced fertility and miscarriages, impotency, gum disease, cataracts, bone thinning, hip fractures and peptic ulcers. It can also have harmful health effects on those who are passively exposed to it.
While more than 40 percent of smokers try to kick the habit annually, less than 3% are successful in doing it on their own. Additionally, many smokers are frustrated with taking medications or enrolling in smoking cessation programs that don’t work. Meanwhile, 70% of smokers see their physician at least once a year and seldom get the education they need to stop.
This is where the I Quit Smoking at Jersey City Medical Center program, a proven and successful way to get people to stop smoking forever, comes in. This unique program combines the power of pharmacology, counseling and medical testing. Using a one-to-one customized approach, the science based treatments minimize your tobacco withdrawal symptoms while maximizing your success in quitting and gaining a lifetime of freedom from smoking. As featured on the Today Show and other national and local television programs, I Quit Smoking ensures the highest quit rates, over 15 times the national average.
How It Works
The program features an intense assessment of each patient’s tobacco addiction and a look at why treatment has proven ineffective in the past. Employed is a unique set of treatment protocols using medications and counseling to conquer both the physical and psychological dependence to tobacco addiction.
A battery of diagnostic tests will be performed to offer insight into your lung cancer risk. These results will be shared with you and your physician to further your total health needs.
Victor Marchione, M.D., is the Medical Director of the program. Board certified in pulmonary and internal medicine, Dr. Marchione has been involved in smoking cessation programs since 1999 and often speaks and appears on television as an expert in this area.
Matthew Bars, a board certified tobacco treatment specialist, has been engaged in the treatment, management and administration of nicotine addiction programs since 1980. He has been Director of the New York City Fire Department’s Tobacco Treatment Program since 2001. Since then, smoking in the FDNY has been reduced by 70 percent.
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