A Patient’s Struggle to Get Her Life Back - When Quitting is Good


November 21, 2011

HUPdate

“Quitting smoking is easy …. I’ve done it a thousand times.”

Humorist Mark Twain is credited with that quote but this ‘funny’ statement is more of a sad reality. Indeed, nicotine is one of the most addictive substances known to man – on par with heroin or cocaine Frank Leone, MD, MS, medical director of Penn’s Comprehensive Smoking Treatment Program, understands just how tough it is to quit from listening to the many patients he has helped over the years. “They describe feeling sad, angry, and hopeless … trapped between desperately wanting to stop and desperately wanting not to stop.” Read More

Read Dr. Leone's blog on overcoming nicotine addiction.