How can a lung specialist help me quit smoking?
A lung specialist should have specific education
in both the smoking itself, the cigarettes,
and also what works for patients. We develop
relationships with the patients to say, what
can we do that’s going to be the most effective
There’s no one treatment that helps everybody,
but there are a number of different treatments
Everything from replacing the nicotine to
giving you medications that help fix some
of the things in the brain that physically
change from years and years of smoking and
using nicotine, that actually have rewired
your pleasure centers that keep you addicted
When you come to the pulmonary clinic, with
our group, you’ll find that we work with you
specifically and we don’t give up just because
one treatment didn’t work. It’s a process.
It’s a relationship that we’ll have so we
can finally get you to kick this habit.
Now, the one thing, no matter what type of
lung disease you have, it’s been shown to
help you live longer with less symptoms, less
disability and less shortness of breath, is
to finally quit smoking. That’s why we focus
so much on it.
It’s something that’s not easy to do, but,
through both of us working together it’s something
that we can achieve.
To schedule your appointment with Dr. Schreiber,