“STUB IT, STAMP IT, STOMP IT” FOR GREAT AMERICAN SMOKE-OUT SAYS CENTER FOR NICOTINE ADDICTION
Tampa, Fla., November 20 — “Smokers have a great opportunity on November 19,” says Paul Hudson, director of Welplex Stop Smoking Clinics, located in Tampa. “Not only can they quit smoking for a day, they can quit smoking in a day. After a one-time visit, people can stub, stamp and stomp cigarettes out of their lives.”
Welplex began operations in Tampa 1998. It is a medical facility dedicated exclusively to the treatment of Tobacco Dependency Disorder. It is just one of many facilities nation wide. Using a combined medical and behavior modification program, initial success rates in helping people quit are staggering — more than 80 percent.
“The uneasiness people have about stopping smoking for just one day, shows the power of this addiction,” says Hudson. “The Smoke-Out is a great event because it draws attention to a significant medical and social problem.” The Welplex treatment program uses two medications that are non-addictive and function by blocking the receptor sites for nicotine. The result is that patients experience no physical withdrawal symptoms. The treatment is administered during a one-time office visit on an out-patient basis.
Medical treatment is followed by a brief –three-week– behavior modification program. Welplex medical staff points out that the behavioral changes become easier when the patient is not struggling with physical urges and cravings. Over that period of time, the patient’s body chemistry reverts back to that of a non-smoker.
“We are one of many treatment programs,” said Hudson. “We differ in that we do not use nicotine to treat nicotine addiction, nor do we use antidepressants. Our physicians use a proven medical protocol and extensive experience in treatment of this disorder to help patients break the addiction cycle. Our goal is to be the ‘Mayo Clinic’ of smoking cessation.”
The corporate offices of Welplex are located at 6502 Gunn Highway – Tampa, FL For more information, smokers can call the clinic at 727-539-8900 or visit us on line at StopSmokingAmerica.com
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TECHNICAL BACKGROUNDER For more information, contact:
Paul Hudson / President
Comparison of Lifeline Stop Smoking Clinics Anticholinergic Block Method
to Other Smoking Cessation Approaches
Hypnosis, acupuncture, aversion therapy, aroma-therapy, nicotine replacement systems (e.g., nicotine patches, gum, nasal sprays & inhalers), non-nicotine based medications (e.g., Zyban), antidepressants and a variety of herbal and nutritional solutions are popular smoking cessation methods designed to help people kick the smoking habit once and for all. However, the research shows that the success rates and length of treatment periods for these approaches fall far short of their marketing claims.
When compared to other treatment strategies, Welplex Anticholinergic Block Method proves superior because of its high success rate, short treatment period, non-nicotine based approach, ability to eliminate symptoms, personalized philosophy, and comprehensive attack on the psychological and physiological aspects of the addiction process.
High Success Rate and Short Treatment Period
The success rates for almost all of the current treatment protocols are low and their treatment periods are long. For example, success rates for nicotine replacement systems and antidepressant medications are reported to be less than 20% and require six to twelve weeks of administration, respectively. In contrast, Welplex Anticholinergic Block Method has a proven initial success rate of approximately 84 percent and treatment is provided with one visit to the doctor on an out-patient basis.
Unlike nicotine-based smoking cessation products such as the patch or gum that keep putting highly addictive nicotine back into the smoker’s body, Welplex Anticholinergic Block Method helps the body cleanse itself of the majority of nicotine build-up within three days. Welplex breaks the addiction cycle by using non-addictive and medically safe medications (i.e., atropine & scopolamine) that block nicotine receptor sites and are easily administered in one session.
It is the chemically based withdrawal symptoms of lightheadedness, irritability and cravings that weaken a smoker’s resolve to quit. By blocking nicotine receptor sites, Welplex Anticholinergic Block Method virtually eliminates these tormenting withdrawal symptoms, giving the smoker who wants to quit a better than eight out of ten chance of succeeding.
Welplex personalizes the effort to help smokers break their nicotine addiction in three major ways. First, Welplex treatment protocol includes face-to-face interaction with the patient in the comfort of a modern, state-of-the-art treatment and research facility.
Second, the Anticholinergic Block Method is tailored to the individual characteristics and needs of the patient. For example, if smokers report greater than normal levels of irritability, nervousness, lack of concentration or gastro-intestinal disturbances when they try to quit smoking, then the amounts of medication are adjusted to lessen these withdrawal symptoms and craving for nicotine.
Third, Welplex provides patients with psychological and behavioral support to become confirmed non-smokers in a short period of time. Welplex doctors and staff know that quitting smoking requires people to break not just their physiological dependence but also their psychological dependence on nicotine.
Many smoking cessation programs focus on either the physical or the emotional aspects of nicotine addiction but not both. Welplex approach treats both the mind and the body with the most dynamic protocols available. Welplex continued commitment to excellence assures that patients will receive the highest level of care with the best treatment options medical science has to offer.
US Government Patent 6,132,754 all rights reserved
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