London, Canada, January 21, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Everyone is well aware of the ill effects of smoking. In fact most people can say that smoking has negatively impacted their life in some way. Why then do so many, especially young people, think chewing tobacco is any safer?
The facts are clear. Smokeless (chewing or spit) tobacco is addictive. Each tin of snuff contains a lethal dose of nicotine. One tin of snuff has the same amount of nicotine as 60 cigarettes. Holding an average-sized chew in your mouth for 30 minutes gives you as much nicotine as four cigarettes. Because it is rapidly absorbed into the blood stream through the lining of the mouth, it may be even more addictive than smoking.
The new treatment involves the use of low level laser on acupoints on the ears and hands. The laser stimulates the nervous system which causes the brain to release endorphins, the chemical in your body that makes you feel good, which is what nicotine does. Through the use of lasers the body’s own chemicals are used to replace the need for nicotine. Combined with a behaviour modification program specifically tailored to address the chewing habit it enables the tobacco user to take control of their health and wellbeing as they leave the addiction behind.
For further information on smoking cessation contact the London Laser Health Care Centre toll-free at 1-877-641-0188 or visit their website at www.optimumhealthlaser.com.