Become A Non-Smoker (BNS)
Smoking tobacco, chewing tobacco and smokeless tobacco are all harmful.
Reaches the central nervous system in 8 seconds; with chewing tobacco
Drops risk of heart disease significantly after 1 year
Are you wondering whether you will ever be able to quit smoking? You may have been smoking cigarettes, cigars or pipes, or you may have been chewing tobacco for many years.
You may have even tried a variety of methods to quit such asgum
medicines and vitamins
Since nicotine is addictive, quitting has been harder than you thought. However, you do not have to be a prisoner of your habit. You can gain control of your smoking and you can become a non-smoker. You need the support and guidance of a trained behavioral health psychologist in your determination to become a non-smoker.
Although chewing tobacco does not involve some of the health risks that are caused by smoking, there are many health risks related to chewing tobacco. Our programs are designed to help you stop chewing tobacco.
Each person smokes for a different reason and gets different “benefits” from smoking. We assess each individual’s past smoking and other health related history and provide an analysis of the patient's current smoking behavior and what purpose the behavior serves.
You will learn the effects of smoking on the body and mind and the side effects of quitting (withdrawal). As you plan to quit, you will learn skills to manage the urge to smoke and the withdrawal symptoms, including physiological, behavioral, and psychological effects. Also, you will learn to manage social aspects of quitting, such as in relationships and work places. Once a non-smoker, you will learn the skills to cope with life’s many challenges and opportunities in non-smoking ways in order to reduce the risk of relapse.
At the Center for Educational and Personal Development (CEPD Psychological Services) we use behavioral psychophysiological feedback software systems in order to teach physiological self-regulation and relaxation skills that can help with withdrawal symptoms and replace smoking when patients are looking for a "high," trying to relax, or feeling a smoking urge. Additional behavioral health techniques used in smoking cessation include mental focusing, imagery, hypnosis and behavioral rehearsal.
In addition to behavioral health training, we provide training on coping with stress, anxiety, depression, boredom and other everyday emotions through the use of cognitive techniques. These approaches teach the patient to manage and change attitudes and thought patterns to those that enhance coping and satisfaction.
In addition to our regular weight programs, we provide a behavioral lifestyle weight management program designed for the new non-smoker who has weight concerns. The program includes an eating analysis, exercise and healthy lifestyles with consideration to the role smoking used to have in your life. Behavioral approaches and learning to manage stress and depression are included.
Quit smoking first; then we will help you manage your weight.
Some patients find that they need help in other areas of their lives, areas that other smoking cessation programs miss, such as
coping with depression, anxiety and other emotional challenges
coping with other medical complications such as cardiac problems,
high blood pressure, weight problems, asthma, other breathing problems,
diabetes, headache, chronic pain, and other medical problems
handling boredom and routine opportunities to smoke and eat
other mental health and relationship concerns
Floral Vale Professional Park, 503 Floral Vale Blvd., Yardley, PA 19067
Tel: (215) 497-0240, Fax: (215) 497-0259