Stop Tobacco TM

Quit Smoking Effectively

The Stop Tobacco soft laser treatment is a well-established exclusive treatment protocol of the Stop Centres to help you quit smoking effectively. It is based on the knowledge of conventional Neuroscience and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Basically, it is a form of acupuncture using low-level laser beam to stimulate carefully chosen action points mostly located on the outer ears.

With over 18 years of experience and in-house research and development, we are confident that we provide you with the most effective treatment to help you stop smoking. Nicotine addiction can be tough, but our treatments ease the physical struggle and smooth out your journey towards being smoke-free.

Not only for quitting smoking cigarettes, this Stop Tobacco treatment is also effective in the case of cigar and pipe smoking, chewing tobacco and even for those who had already quit and cannot get over the urge to use tobacco.

Facts of tobacco smoking

  • Tobacco smoke contains over 4,000 different chemicals, approximately 70 of which are known to be carcinogens (cause cancer in humans, such as Benzene and Formaldehyde) and many are poisonous (such as Ammonia, Acetone, Nicotine, Carbon Monoxide…).
  • Every six seconds, a human life is lost to tobacco use somewhere in the world. That translates to approximately 5.4 million deaths annually, and accounts for one in 10 adult deaths worldwide.
  • It is a risk factor for six of the eight leading causes of deaths in the world.
  • Almost half of the world's children breathe air polluted by tobacco smoke.
  • Worldwide, approximately 5 trillion cigarettes are produced and used on an annual basis.
  • Five trillion cigarette filters weigh approximately 2 billion pounds.
  • It's estimated that trillions of filters, filled with toxic chemicals from tobacco smoke, make their way into our environment as discarded waste yearly.
  • A cigarette filter can take between 18 months and 10 years to decompose.

Diseases induced directly by cigarette smoking

  • Lung cancer
  • Cancer of the mouth
  • Cancer of the tongue
  • Cancer of the esophagus
  • Cancer of the larynx
  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Cancer of the pancreas
  • Cancer of the cervix
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Atherosclerosis aortic aneurysm
  • Atherosclerosis of peripheral vessels
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Low birth weight babies

If you want to have more information about the adverse effects of Tobacco Smoking, please follow this link: https://www.lung.ca/protect-protegez/tobacco-tabagisme/facts-faits/index_e.php

When you are butting out, you are not only getting rid of cigarettes, but also changing your way of living. No matter that you have been smoking for a few years or a few decades, cigarettes (tobacco, nicotine) are part of your life. There are always reasons for you to light up. However, there are even more reasons for you to butt out. Anxious? Hesitant? Need help? Want help? We are right here for you!

At Stop Centres, with 18 years of expertise and research, we work with you hand in hand, addressing your physical and psychological needs during the process of quitting.

Physically

Physically, Nicotine addiction is tough. Research has proven that nicotine is one of the most addictive substances in the world. It is as addictive as some hard drugs such as cocaine and heroin. Nicotine changes the physiology of the brain, (please see the mechanism of nicotine addiction.) When you quit smoking, the physical withdrawal symptoms of nicotine can be unbearable. It is not your fault. It is physiology. You may need some help. What kind of quit smoking aids can you choose from? Nicotine replacements? E-cigarettes? Prescription medications? Or pure natural, chemical-free, side-effect free approaches such as the soft laser auriculotherapy treatments, especially the most effective ones of the Stop Centres? Our unique soft laser auricular therapy protocol combines ancient wisdom, our in-house research, and state-of-the-art modern soft laser technology. The micro vibrations of the low-level laser beam stimulate selected acupoints on the outer ears and certain body parts. The stimulation activates the secretion of certain neurotransmitters (such as endorphin, serotonin, and dopamine) in the brain, which helps you regain your biological balance and reduces withdrawal symptoms (such as irritation, anxiety, insomnia, headaches) you may experience upon quitting.

Psychologically

Psychologically, quitting is a process. There are stages you need to go through to reach a permanent change. From resisting quitting to actively looking for suitable methods; from gearing up to quit to actually making day to day efforts in the first few weeks; from vigilantly maintaining your quitting status to finally winning the battle and becoming a permanent non-smoker, whichever stage you are in, you will find professional support in Stop Centres!

All our treatments include over 75 minutes of laser treatment and 45 minutes of personalised coaching. According to our experience, over 35 carefully selected ear points as well as acupoints on the head, arms, hands, and sometimes on the legs and feet will have to be stimulated.

Our treatment packages (Stop Tobacco family)

for Regular Smokers TM:

If you currently smoke less than a pack a day and you have been smoking less than 20 years, you are considered a Regular Smoker. Our Stop Tobacco soft laser treatment for Regular Smokers is the best choice for you.

The total appointment time is 2 hours. We record your medical background and quitting history, then we provide you with a personalized coaching and laser treatment session. You will have a detailed plan on what to do after the treatment. You are supported by an all-natural product and telephone follow-up service for one full year. You are also entitled to two free Support Treatments if ever you are in need within the following 12 months. At Stop Centres, your success is our achievement. We are with you always.

Price: $339+tx

for Heavy Smokers TM:

If you are smoking more than a pack a day or have been smoking for more than 20 years, you are considered a Heavy Smoker. Our Stop Tobacco soft laser treatment for Heavy Smokers is the right choice for you.

The treatment program consists of treatments over two consecutive days. On the first day, the total appointment time is 2.5 hours. We record your medical background and quitting history, then we provide you with a personalized coaching and laser treatment session. You will have a detailed plan on what to do after the treatment. You will come back the second day for a 1.5-hour appointment with a follow-up coaching and laser treatment session. You are supported by an all-natural product and telephone follow up service for one full year. You are also entitled to two free support treatments if ever you are in need within the following 12 months. At Stop Centres, your achievement is our success. We are with you always.

Price: $439+tx

with TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine):

if you suffer from other health issues (all sorts of pains, depression, anxiety, insomnia…), which makes quitting hard for you; we are right here to help!

with clinical nutrition:

Afraid of gaining weight after quitting and want to establish a healthy eating habit? Our registered dietician can definitely help you with this!

with psychotherapy (cognitive behaviour therapy, CBT):

Quitting has been always a battle and relapsing seems inevitable? You may need extra help. Here we go! We will help you to remodel your thoughts and behaviours!

Things You May Want To Know

Nicotine Withdrawal Symptoms

Mechanism of Nicotine Addiction

Preparing to quit smoking


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