Smoking and TMS
Smoking can be an addiction that haunts families for generations. Smokers often report that their parents smoked and that their parents before them did too. Now, new parents are seeing that their bad habits could be passed down to their children. Many parents want to set a good example for their children and try their hardest to stop the smoking habit before it passes on. However, smoking is one of the hardest addictions to give up. Over 90% of smokers who try to quit smoking do not succeed. This is where TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) might be the missing solution that finally helps you quit smoking.
TMS treatment involves the use of magnetic pulses that target brain structures and networks related to nicotine addiction. In an addicted brain, the reward processing part of your brain becomes imbalanced. Emerging evidence suggests that TMS may be able to directly target the neural circuitry involved in addiction and get you back on track.
When balance is restored to your brain, your life can reflect that change. TMS could help you stop smoking, which would let you focus on other elements of your life such as your family. You mean far more to your family than anyone realizes until it’s too late. Both your family’s life and your own would benefit from the end of this addiction.
If you’ve already tried to quit the habit many times over you might find yourself without the motivation to try again. With over 34 million Americans currently smoking cigarettes, and the majority of those smokers finding it difficult to quit smoking, it’s easy to think that it’s not worth trying to quit again. But remember the grave statistics that are associated with smoking:
- More than 16 million Americans are living with a disease caused by smoking.
- Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death.
- On average, the lifespan of smokers is 10 years shorter than non-smokers.
- Smoking harms almost every organ in the body.
- In the US, smoking is responsible for nearly 1 in 5 deaths.
- Smoking causes more than 7 millions deaths per year worldwide. This statistic is higher than all the deaths caused by alcohol, cocaine, heroin, car accidents, homicides, suicides, fires and AIDs combined.
Quitting smoking can be one of the most important decisions you ever make for your health. You can also protect others around you from secondhand smoke, which has proven negative side effects for your loved ones.
How TMS Can Help You With Giving Up Smoking For Good
TMS is a noninvasive technique that uses magnetic fields to stimulate neural activity in the brain. New research indicates that TMS can help cure the addiction to smoking. TMS treatments can significantly reduce the risk of relapse and increase the abstinence rate of smoking. Plus, TMS treatments are easy on the body, mind, and wallet. TMS is administered in short sessions that fit around your schedule. TMS has worked for many in the St. Louis area and can work for you too. Call Gateway TMS at (314) 909-8487 to schedule a consultation.