second hand smoke

Time to quit smoking…yet?

Stop SmokingDid you know that secondhand smoke causes almost 50,000 deaths in North America every year? That number includes almost 1000 infants. Those are deaths of non-smokers.

Isn’t that shocking?

Smokers are at high-risk for many diseases:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis)
  • Lung cancer
  • Cancer of the mouth, lip, throat and voice box
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Bladder cancer

Just to name a few – yikes!

Secondhand smoke can cause all of these diseases and more not only in smokers, but in non-smokers as well. For babies and children, no amount of second-hand smoke is safe. According to the Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey (CTUMS), 4.5% of children between the ages of 0 and 17 years were regularly exposed to second-hand smoke in the home.

The thought of those stats is staggering. Isn’t it time for you to quit smoking…yet?

Calgary Laserworks is here to help. Take the plunge. Call 403-301-3730 NOW!

Quit smoking as a gift to yourself!

If you’ve been a smoker for a long while and have tried to quit numerous times, you know that it’s not easy and that there’s no one way to quit smoking that works for everyone.

In your heart you know that to quit, you have to be ready both mentally and emotionally. You have to want to quit smoking for yourself, not because you feel pressure to quit from family or friends.

Most people will try and quit many times before finally being able to quit. If you find yourself struggling to quit smoking perhaps it’s time to try low level laser therapy (LLLT).

Low level laser therapy can be used instead of needles for acupuncture and is ten times more effective than patches, gum or hypnotherapy according to a couple of recent trials in Scotland.

At Calgary Laserworks, we focus on treating the three most common symptoms associated with withdrawal:

  • Block the need for nicotine
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Suppress your appetite

We are all about helping people empower themselves to live a healthier, happier life and are truly here to help you succeed in ending your addiction to nicotine.

Laser therapy is safe, easy, affordable, and effective. Why not give us a call today!

For more information, contact 403-301-3750.

February is Heart Month

Smoking is a major risk factor for heart disease. Smoking harms nearly every organ in the body including the heart and blood vessels. The nicotine in smoke raises your blood pressure, speeds up your heart rate, harms the inside of your blood vessels and reduces the amount of oxygen your heart gets.

Every cigarette you smoke makes you more likely to get heart disease. Any amount of smoking, even light smoking or occasional smoking does damage. Roughly 1 out of 5 deaths from heart disease is directly related to smoking.

How does quitting smoking help?

Your odds of getting heart disease or high blood pressure will drop. After 1 to 2 years of not smoking, you’ll be much less likely to get heart disease. You’ll feel so much better physically and psychologically and, you’ll be so proud of yourself for breaking the habit.

Isn’t it time YOU considered quitting?

There are alternatives to the traditional ways of breaking the habit. Laser therapy has proven to be a highly effective, non-invasive and safe method.

We will support and work with you when you need it the most. Call Calgary Laserworks today for options and information about how laser treatments can help you quit smoking.

Second Hand Smoke Risks

Stop SmokingDid you know that second hand smoke causes almost 50,000 deaths in North America every year? That number includes almost 1000 infants. Those are deaths of non-smokers.

In shock yet?

Smokers are at high risk for many diseases:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis)
  • Lung cancer
  • Cancer of the mouth, lip, throat and voice box
  • Cancer of the pancreas
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Leukemia

To name a few.

Second hand smoke can cause all of these diseases and more in non-smokers as well.

For babies and children, no amount of second-hand smoke is safe. According to the 2012 Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey (CTUMS), 4.5% of children between the ages of 0 and 17 years were regularly exposed to second-hand smoke in the home.

Time to quit smoking.

Calgary Laserworks can help you quit.

Blog Archives