Stop Smoking in November

People often wonder if quitting smoking really makes a difference. It does. It will help your health and save you money. If you or someone you love smokes, our Smoke Out program can help you manage your urge to smoke and make THIS time you quit the one that works for good.

What is a Smoke Out Treatment?

Addiction specialists and acupuncturists have developed treatment programs around the world to help people stop addictive behaviors like smoking. Each time you come in for a session during the November Smoke Out you will receive this special acupuncture treatment targeted to help you stop smoking for good. You’ll get the same treatment protocol that has helped tens of thousands of people change their lives.

Our Smoke Out Program is Simple

★ Get treatments when you need them: you (or the Pass holder) can come as often as you want. That’s right! You can come more than once a day and we’re here for you 6 days a week.
★ No appointments necessary
★ Each Pass is good for 7 days beginning the day you come for your first Smoke Out treatment
★ Treatments are comfortable and easy
★ We provide the same treatment each visit. It’s predictable and it works!
★ Minimal paperwork
★ Treatments last 30-40 minutes
★ Only focus of the treatment is to stop smoking
★ Each day of your pass we will send you resources and encouraging emails

What do you Need to Do?

✔ Purchase a Smoke Out Pass
✔ Come for care
✔ We help you make a plan to quit
✔ Learn your triggers
✔ Handle withdrawal
✔ Be ready for the challenges
❤ Celebrate being a non-smoker!

A Smoke Out Pass can be purchased by calling or

dropping by the clinic.

A pass is $50

Call us for more information 508.533.0808

Treatment Schedule

Smoke Out treatments are drop-in rather than by appointment throughout November. Smoke Out patients can come every day or even more than once a day for acupuncture during Smoke Out times:

Monday: 2 – 6:30PM
Tuesday: 9 – 11AM and 1:30 – 6PM
Wednesday: 4 – 8PM
Thursday: 1:30 – 6PM
Friday: 9AM – 1:30PM
Saturday: 8AM – 11:30AM

Short term benefits of quitting

20 minutes

Your blood pressure, pulse rate and the temperature of your hands and feet have returned to normal.

8 hours

Remaining nicotine in your bloodstream will have fallen to 6.25% of normal peak daily levels, a 93.25% reduction.

12 hours

Your blood oxygen level will have increased to normal and carbon monoxide levels will have dropped to normal.

24 hours

Anxieties have peaked in intensity and within two weeks should return to near pre-cessation levels.

48 hours

Damaged nerve endings have started to regrow and your sense of smell and taste are beginning to return to normal. Cessation anger and irritability will have peaked.

72 hours

Your entire body will test 100% nicotine-free and over 90% of all nicotine metabolites (the chemicals it breaks down into) will now have passed from your body via your urine.  Symptoms of chemical withdrawal have peaked in intensity, including restlessness. The number of cue induced crave episodes experienced during any quitting day will peak for the “average” ex-user. Lung bronchial tubes leading to air sacs (alveoli) are beginning to relax in recovering smokers. Breathing is becoming easier and the lung’s functional abilities are starting to increase.

5 – 8 days

The “average” ex-smoker will encounter an “average” of three cue induced crave episodes per day. Although we may not be “average” and although serious cessation time distortion can make minutes feel like hours, it is unlikely that any single episode will last longer than 3 minutes. Keep a clock handy and time them.

10 days

10 days – The “average ex-user is down to encountering less than two crave episodes per day, each less than 3 minutes.

10 days to 2 weeks

Recovery has likely progressed to the point where your addiction is no longer doing the talking. Blood circulation in your gums and teeth are now similar to that of a non-user.

2 to 4 weeks

Cessation related anger, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, impatience, insomnia, restlessness and depression have ended. If still experiencing any of these symptoms get seen and evaluated by your physician.

21 days

Brain acetylcholine receptor counts that were up-regulated in response to nicotine’s presence have now down-regulated and receptor binding has returned to levels seen in the brains of non-smokers.

2 weeks to 3 months

Your heart attack risk has started to drop. Your lung function is beginning to improve.

3 weeks to 3 months

Your circulation has substantially improved. Walking has become easier. Your chronic cough, if any, has likely disappeared. If not, get seen by a doctor, and sooner if at all concerned, as a chronic cough can be a sign of lung cancer.

1 to 9 months

Any smoking related sinus congestion, fatigue or shortness of breath have decreased. Cilia have regrown in your lungs, thereby increasing their ability to handle mucus, keep your lungs clean and reduce infections. Your body’s overall energy has increased.

1 year

Your excess risk of coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke have dropped to less than half that of a smoker.

More immediate rewards of quitting

About the Author

Acupuncturist & herbalist. My goal is to make acupuncture care accessible to folks with ordinary incomes. Student midwife. Gardener. Teacher. Aspiring goat herder!