Why choose laser treatment to quit smoking?

Cigarette smoking is a proven and widely acknowledged leading cause of death and disease everywhere in the world and in America alone; it has resulted to 440,000 cigarette related deaths every year. The main ingredient of cigarettes is nicotine, the cause of addiction among all smokers. Many people seem to overlook the fact that nicotine keeps smokers hooked and this is what also makes laser treatment to quit smoking a wise method to choose.

Before we go ahead, we need to understand the nicotine's effects inside a person. It goes into the blood, travels its way up the brain where it activates the receptors within the adrenal medulla, then the rest of the nicotine goes to other parts of the body. These activated receptors release endorphins, the substance that is responsible for the euphoria that is felt by smokers when they have a cigarette. This euphoric feeling affects the smoker for 20 to 30 minutes and since it feels good, the smoker then recreates the same sensations again by smoking another cigarette. It becomes a cycle that later becomes an addiction.

To break the addiction with nicotine, we have to focus on the smoker's penchant for the pleasant feelings they feel when they smoke. A person trying to give up the addiction needs all the help he or she can get and by focusing on the parts of the brain that gives them the pleasant feelings when they smoke, it will make breaking the habit easier.

It is here where laser treatment to quit smoking is put into action. There may be variations to the treatment process but the basics remain the same. A patient has specific parts in the body treated with laser beams. The areas targeted are those that activate the release of endorphins in the brain. This process replicates the pleasant and euphoric sensations a person feels when smoking a cigarette. Its benefit goes even further as the laser treatment cleanses the blood of nicotine and detoxifies it.

The complete scope and success rate may vary from those who administer the treatment since there has been no exhaustive and comprehensive study of this approach. To quit smoking, it is also important that a person is fully determined and that they get support from family and friends. However, the success rate is considerably high among those who have gone through the treatment, being 60% up to 90% successful. Up to this point, there have been no reports of negative effects among patients and there are already plans of securing an approval from the FDA for this laser treatment to quit smoking.