Smoking Cessation Program
The doctors at
PASSNJ are currently using the medication "Chantix" for smoking
cessation. We have a great deal of success with this product for people
attempting to quit smoking.
We offer a
reduced fee for the initial visit if the purpose of the visit is to
discontinue smoking. We provide smoking cessation treatment to all of
our patients as part of their treatment at no additional charge.
If you smoke and
cannot come in for treatment consider seeing your PCP for Chantix to
stop smoking. He or she can advise you on the medication and possible
CHANTIX is a
CHANTIX is a
non-nicotine prescription medicine specifically developed to help adults
18 and over quit smoking. Over 6 million people in the U.S. have already
been prescribed CHANTIX.*
How is CHANTIX
different from other smoking cessation products?
CHANTIX does not
contain nicotine. It works in two ways. It targets nicotine receptors in
the brain, attaches to them, and blocks nicotine from reaching them. It
is believed that CHANTIX also activates these receptors, causing a
reduced release of dopamine compared to nicotine.
that you begin your CHANTIX treatment a week before you stop smoking
completely. This gives CHANTIX a chance to build up in your body. You
may smoke during the first week of your CHANTIX treatment, but you
should stop smoking completely on Day 8 of your treatment.
CHANTIX is proven to
work. In studies, 44% of CHANTIX users were quit during weeks 9 to 12 of
treatment (compared to 18% on sugar pill). CHANTIX also helped reduce
the urge to smoke.
CHANTIX has been
proven to be more effective in helping smokers quit than ZybanŽ (bupropion
hydrochloride). The average person in these studies had been a smoker
for more than 24 years. The trials involved a mix of men and women who
smoked an average of 10 or more cigarettes a day. Zyban is a registered
trademark of Glaxo Group Limited.
Relief is just a call away.