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Smoking Cessation

TMS & Neurocare & Psychiatric Services located in Chicago, Crystal Lake, Hinsdale, Wheaton and Skokie, IL

Smoking Cessation

About Smoking Cessation

Smoking cessation is hard, but transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) may help you break the habit for good if you’re one of the millions of Americans who smoke or vape. At Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, Crystal Lake, Hinsdale, and Wheaton, Illinois, the board-certified psychiatrists and TMS specialists help patients quit smoking with TMS therapy. This advanced treatment uses magnetic fields to reduce cravings and help you achieve addiction remission. Call Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Smoking Cessation Q & A

Does smoking cessation apply to vaping?

Yes, smoking cessation treatment can help you stop vaping. It’s not uncommon for people who quit smoking cigarettes to take up vaping, but both are harmful to your health. 

Smoking cessation at Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers focuses on two specific things:

Physical dependence

Cigarettes and e-cigarettes contain nicotine and other addictive substances. Your body gets used to these substances over time, so when you stop using them, you experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. 

Psychological dependence

Substances like nicotine and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is in marijuana, cause your brain to release more dopamine, which makes you feel good. The more you use, the easier it is to feel like you need to smoke or vape to get through the day.

By taking steps to address the physical and psychological aspects of dependence, it’s possible to reduce cravings and achieve addiction remission.

Who can benefit from smoking cessation?

Consider smoking cessation at Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers if you:

  • Feel like you need nicotine or THC to function
  • Feel sad, anxious, or irritable when you can’t smoke
  • Have withdrawal symptoms when you stop, like difficulty sleeping
  • Continue to smoke or vape despite the health risks
  • Want to quit nicotine or marijuana but don’t know how
  • Need larger amounts of nicotine or marijuana to feel satisfied

Admitting you’re addicted to smoking or vaping is the first step to recovery. There’s nothing to be ashamed of. The Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers team is caring and compassionate. They aren’t there to judge you and want you to achieve your health and wellness goals.

How can TMS help with smoking cessation?

At Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers, the team offers smoking cessation with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy. If you have tried to quit smoking or vaping without success, TMS therapy may be the treatment that finally helps you.

TMS therapy uses magnetic fields to activate specific areas of your brain responsible for mood and addiction. Targeting these areas reduces cravings and improves your outlook. When combined, these factors help minimize physical and psychological dependence, helping you quit smoking or vaping once and for all. 

Your provider might also prescribe medication, nicotine patches, or gum to complement TMS therapy and maximize your results. Counseling may also be helpful to address the underlying reasons for your addiction.

Call Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers to schedule a smoking cessation appointment or book your visit online today.