Smoking Cessation Program
When you first started smoking, you probably smoked occasionally. Each puff triggered the release of endorphins; you liked how it made you relax and feel good. But now, you are addicted, and you need help to quit.
NuLife Stop Smoking Program has been created by professionals - Doctors, Nutritionists and Health Experts. Our Laser Therapy is FDA and Health Canada approved.
Quit smoking in less than 1 hour!
NuLife Laser & Wellness Clinic has been successful in helping thousands of smokers just like you to stop smoking. The unique method has become widely recognised as being one of the most effective ways to Stop Smoking and is endorsed and recommended by Healthcare Professionals.
It does not matter how long you have been smoking, how many cigarettes you smoke, how many times you have tried to quit in the past, or even if the mere thought of stopping fills you with anxiety and fear, NuLife Laser & Wellness Clinic can help you. (Pain free- no drugs – no pills). Our stop smoking treatment program is available at all locations including Toronto, Oakville and Cambridge.
The NuLife Stop Smoking Program Approach
Using a step-by-step approach, we begin with a brief initial consultation to understand your situation and undergo a medical intake to determine your specific constitution and needs. When you are ready, you will receive your first 60-minute laser therapy session. You will experience results immediately. Your second 30-minute treatment visit will be scheduled within 48 hours of your first session. The program includes a total of 3 treatments.
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Nulife addresses all three aspects of addiction:
1 Physical Addiction
The treatment stimulates powerful endorphins that replace the physical need for nicotine while you detoxify, thereby almost completely eliminating the cravings. The treatment is applied on your head, ears, nose, hands and feet. A slight warm or tingling sensation, but many of our patients feel nothing. After your treatment, you are able to return home or to work. You’ll feel relaxed, and will sleep deeper and better.
2 Psychological Addiction
During the treatment, you learn how to eliminate negative thoughts and cravings, to recognize triggers and patterns, and to cope with the stresses of life, without nicotine. The program includes printed information to remind you how to stay in control. If you need more help, our staff is always willing to give you ongoing support.
Our Detox Program will result in Decreased Nicotine in your system (with no nicotine in your body, it will help you not to physically crave). Reduced Stress Levels (less stress, less chance to smoke), Increased Body Repair (from all the damage of the years of smoking), and increased Circulation (so that your body can pump oxygen better) (detox is sold separate).
Smoking addiction has been said to parallel that of cocaine and heroin and the psychological dependency even harder to overcome due to the availability of tobacco and its lethal, addictive drug, nicotine.
Most quit smoking programs are based on: nicotine replacement methods, cutting down, weaning off, cold turkey, Butt Out, or Quit Now. Many of these programs are using nicotine to help you quit nicotine… does that make sense to you? These programs only have up to a 29% success rate because they only deal with the physical part of the addiction.
As long as any nicotine remains in the bloodstream, the body will keep craving it. Cutting down on cigarettes or using nicotine replacements simply throw the smoker into a chronic state of drug withdrawal. As soon as the smoker fails to reach the minimum requirement of nicotine, the body starts demanding it, whether from a cigarette or more nicotine replacements.
A November 2003 study found that as many as 6.7% of nicotine gum "quitters" were still chronic users at six months, three months beyond FDA use guidelines. In other words, they are now “addicted” to the Nicotine Replacement! Experts have compared the use of Nicotine Replacements to quit smoking as to an Alcoholic switching from Rum to Vodka – it doesn’t stop the addiction.
The smoker feels a strong urge to smoke when the body-mind is agitated. Nicotine response makes the brain increase the endorphins. The endorphins satisfy and calm the mind. After a few hours the endorphin levels drop. The body-mind gets agitated and frustrated; the attention span to accomplish any work is not there. The craving for a cigarette becomes very strong. Once a cigarette is smoked the endorphins level is high, the body-mind system calms down. This is an ongoing process that can last a lifetime. The nicotine enforces this pattern. The chart below shows the high and low endorphin patterns from the nicotine addiction.
The Nulife Laser Therapy treatment stabilizes the endorphin level. The body-mind is in a calmer relaxed state. The cravings are no longer as strong and manageable. The more stable endorphin flow helps the smoker reduce or eliminate the desire to smoke. The 72 hours detox required for nicotine recovery is more easily accomplished with the detox procedures provided with the laser treatment.
What to expect during treatment
Relax on a reclining treatment chair and listen to soothing music. Our Staff will explain the procedure to you and ask you to wear protective eye-wear. Treatment is given using the best low-level laser equipment on the market today. A hand wand is applied to various acupuncture points the head, ears, wrists, fingers and feet. Each point is held for 30 seconds. You may feel a slight warm or tingling sensation, but many of our patients feel nothing. As the points are stimulated with the laser light, your body will begin to release endorphins and other powerful neuro-chemicals which cause a pleasant sense of relaxation.
After the treatment
You’ll feel refreshed, calm and best of all your desire for nicotine will have evaporated. We will provide you with a recommendation for a nutritional supplement regime to aid in your detoxifying process. NuLife Laser & Wellness Clinic stocks only quality brands for your convenience. We’ll follow up with a phone call to see how you’re progressing at regular intervals after the treatment - we like to keep in touch with our clients and hear your success stories!
What to do if you have a craving
Most of our clients - over 90 % in fact - never experience cravings after their laser therapy treatment. If you are one of the minority who do, perhaps due to unforeseen stressful events, you can use your 3rd treatment within 6 month of your original session. Further sessions can be arranged depending on individual need. These sessions are offered to help you remain nicotine and smoke free.
Product Comparison (Download PDF version)
|Smoke Cessation||Cold Turkey||Chantix||Zyban||Nicotine Gum||Hypnosis||Nicoderm-Patch||NuLife Laser Treatment|
|Type||Will Power||Prescribed Pill||Prescribed Pill||Chewing Gum||Hypnosis||Nicoderm-Patch||Laser|
aggression in men,
anxiety in women.
vivid, unusual or increased dreaming,
Dry mouth, difficulty sleeping,
shakiness, skin rash,
can affect current medications you are taking.
craving tobacco or nicotine, irritability, trouble sleeping, trouble concentrating, feeling extra tired, gastrointestinal problems( like gas or constipation), coughing.
Mouth sores, jaw muscle aches, increased saliva production, indigestion, or headache.
Light-Headedness, dizziness, hiccups, nausea, vomiting or insomnia.
Cold-sweats, fainting, confusion, pounding heart.
|No side effects have been reported.||Headache, dizziness, light-headedness, drowsiness, stomach upset, nausea, breathing difficulties, chest pain, irregular heart-beat, nervousness, anxiety, tremors||
|Professionally Supervised||No||No-can be bought over the internet.||No-Can be bought over the internet.||No-Can be bought over the internet||
When in a clinic.
But can be bought on CD over the internet.
|No-can be bought over the internet||Yes|
|Long Term Success Rate||3-9 %||22%||16%||6-8%||Claims 66%||20%||90%|
Yes-GET QUIT support plan available for one year- contacted by email or phone.
After 12 weeks the contact becomes less frequent. Doesn’t stop you from cheating
Zyban.Net which gives support.
Not person to person. Just a reading tool for support.
|No||No||No||Yes-The health care practitioner will work with you to choose foods that will support your body through the withdrawal process and help you eliminate weight gain.|
|Time Frame||Varies||12 weeks recommended and may need to continue taking Chantix for another 12 weeks.||
If your smoking habits have not been reduced within 7 weeks it is unlikely that you will be able to quit.
|Varies||A least 4 sessions||Varies||
- 1 session (1 Hour)
- 2 booster sessions available for six months if needed.
- 6 months ongoing support.
90 pills x 150mg
2 pills per day
|Approximately $4.50 per 10 pieces||$200 a session||$18-30 per week||Please call for pricing.|
|Lifestyle Tips And Habits Counseling||No||No||Yes-But must do on your own||No||N/A||Little support over the internet||Yes|
Corporate Wellness Program
Corporations lose millions of dollars annually if employees smoke. The benefit of implementing a smoking cessation program far out-weighs the initial cost.
Did you know that smokers…
- Are less productive
- Increase the cost of maintenance and cleaning
- Take more sick days
- Increase the risk of fire and other accidents
- Have higher insurance rates
- Need to retire sooner for health reasons
- Cost the company $2565 per person per year
According to Health Canada these four factors influenced their findings:
Each employee who takes a "smoke break" throughout the day, costs the company thousands of dollars each year.
According to surveys the average Canadian smoker consumes 19 cigarettes a day.
If smoking is not allowed at work then the smoker will consume most of their cigarettes outside of the work hours.
If smoking is permitted, the average smoker will spend:
- 5-10 minutes smoking
- Extra time leaving and returning to their work area
- Additional time to re-focus on their task
Many smokers finish their cigarette and try to consume a second before going back to work. On an average of one cigarette per hour, and a minimum of 3 minutes per cigarette, the average smoker spends at least half an hour each day smoking on company time.
If each employee who smokes, works an average of 227 days per year, that equates to 113.5 hours a year lost in "smoke breaks," that the company is paying for.
The General Social Survey of Health Canada and the Survey of Smoking in Canada compared the cost of having employees who smoke vs. non-smokers.
According to these findings, smokers take approximately 1.8 more sick days each year than non-smokers. Since most companies pay for sick days, absenteeism is a very large cost to the company.
The following are examples of what is required to create a smoking area:
- Planners to decide on a designated area
- Contractors to build the area
- Supplies and furniture
- Fans for ventilation
- Increased building and property insurance
- Staff to repair and maintain the area
Most life insurance companies charge a premium rate for smokers because they:
- Take more sick days
- Make more claims
- Have more health complications
- And die sooner
It makes sense for companies to pay for employees to quit smoking!
NuLife Laser & Wellness Clinic specializes in helping people quit smoking. The program at NuLife Laser & Wellness Clinic has the highest known success rate than any other method.
Even at the regular rate one paid sick day would cover the cost of the smoking cessation program.
A corporate rate can be arranged to enable companies to pay for their employees to quit smoking at a reduced rate.
For further information on how you can help your employees quit smoking and improve their health, contact NuLife Laser & Wellness Clinic @416-363-5433 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Information is courtesy of Health Canada
Click each question below to show the answer (or expand all answers):
A cold low-powered, non-invasive laser. All of the laser equipment is CSA (Canadian Standards Association) approved.
Treatment may be on the ears, hands, arms, feet, and face.
No. All you will feel is a slight tingling or pulsating sensation, and you will feel more relaxed during and after the treatment.
Laser therapy is completely safe, painless and drug free. Precautions exist about combining laser therapy with certain medical conditions and medications; therefore, each client is screened on the telephone and again in person. Otherwise there are no known side effects.
Each full treatment takes 45-60 minutes, depending on individual needs. Boosters are 15-30mins.
Wanting to quit is half the battle but committing to changing your life is another.
One year after having laser therapy, 98% of our clients are still non-smokers. These clients used the tools, tips and strategies and changed their lives for a NuLife, so YES this really does work!
Check out our Comparison of Methods to Quit Smoking to see how effective laser therapy is compared to the alternative methods.
Most people gain 5-12 lb's when they quit smoking - food tastes and smells better; they want something to do with their hands, and their metabolism slows down. When you book your appointment you can request the additional appetite reduction points and verbal tips to help you avoid gaining weight.
You can also request the extra stress reduction points and verbal tips. These additional points help you relax and sleep better; the verbal tips help you remain in control and feel more confident about quitting smoking.
Most benefits packages have acupuncture and laser therapy coverage for smoke cessation, weight loss, stress management, and drug & alcohol management treatments. Our programs are administered by healthcare professionals, and you may also qualify for coverage under specific practitioners such as Acupuncturists, Laser Therapists or Naturopathic Therapists
Our therapy uses low powered lasers that produce a singular, concentrated light referred to as a light-emitting diode. These laser diodes are both non-invasive and non-thermal. There are no adverse side effects involved with NuLife laser therapy. It is considered a modern form of acupuncture.
Unfortunately because of the complexities of the psychological side of the addiction, no one can force you to stop smoking, drugs, alcohol or unhealthy foods, but we can help to eliminate the withdrawal and physical cravings, allowing you to become a non-addict in the easiest possible way. Our staff will give you tools to help you re-program your emotional dependency, reduce stress and provide nutritional guideline to help your body to detoxify and re-balance itself; we also provide counseling services where needed. As long as you want to quit, we can make it easy for you.
If you have scheduled your appointment in advance you can:
- Drink 6-8 glasses of water per day,
- Decrease (not eliminate) your caffeine intake for 3-5 days before treatment,
- Do not smoke for 2 hour prior to your appointment.
- Doing these things will help with your body’s ability to eliminate nicotine
- 100% desire to quit
- Ready to stop input of all nicotine products, including gums and cigars
- Open to using alternative strategies to cope with stress and change
- Willing to accept the support of friends, family and co-workers
- Committed to attend laser treatment sessions
- You are not pregnant
- Not currently taking medications that cause increased sensitivity to light (check with your pharmacist)
- No history of cancer in the past 5 years