More than 16 million Americans have a disease related to smoking and The Doctors warn that smoking can be "death sentence." They note smoking can cause lung disease, cancer, COPD, emphysema, heart disease, and stroke -- to name just a few -- along with taking a toll on one's appearance with things like wrinkles and aging.
Angela has tried to quit numerous times before, using methods like gum and nicotine patches, buy she did not find success. She has even faced a cancer scare and her smoking has affected her vocal cords, making her voice sound raspy. She wants to find a way to curb her cravings, telling us. "I need a roadmap on what to do."
Dr. Kristin Dean from Doctor On Demand joins us to share they offer a smoking cessation program to help people quit. She explains the program will provide an individualized quit plan and the Doctor On Demand professionals will discuss any possible medications that might help the patient, along with access to licensed counselors to help with the quitting process.
"I'm ready to quit," Angela says, and Dr. Dean offers her video visits -- at no cost to her -- to speak with Doctor On Demand professionals to help her on her journey.
*Doctor On Demand is owned in part by The Doctors Executive Producer Jay McGraw