Lake Regional wants to help smokers break their addiction with help from the Leslie-CamŽ smoking cessation program. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, Leslie-Cam will be at Lake Regional Cancer Center offering 10-minute auriculotherapy treatment sessions to the public.

Lake Regional wants to help smokers break their addiction with help from the Leslie-Cam® smoking cessation program. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, Leslie-Cam will be at Lake Regional Cancer Center offering 10-minute auriculotherapy treatment sessions to the public. The program fee is $130, and registration is required. The deadline to register is Thursday, May 24.

“Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States,” said Marcy Maxwell, director of Lake Regional Cancer Center. “It damages organs, causes chronic diseases and reduces overall health. But the body can heal in incredible ways if smokers will quit smoking. No matter how long you have smoked, it’s never too late to quit.” 

Auriculotherapy (also called auricular therapy) is an effective and painless tool used to enable smokers to quit by minimizing cravings and calming the nervous system. It is a safe and pain-free treatment to the outside of the ears (auricles) at specific trigger points.

Leslie-Cam® uses principles similar to acupuncture but without needles or pain. During the treatment, technicians simply apply a light, electrical stimulation to precise points on the external ear. Stimulating specific points allows interception of messages sent by the brain to the body that cause it to demand more nicotine. This disrupts the addictive process. In most cases, relief of cravings is noticed immediately after just one treatment. There are no known adverse side effects.

Please note that each session will include as many as eight participants. Private sessions are available only by contacting Leslie-Cam in St. Louis. Participants should expect to spend 20 minutes on check-in and 10 minutes on the procedure. Do not use any nicotine for two hours before the procedure.

Payment is due by credit card or debit card upon registration. Refunds are provided only if the event is cancelled. Leslie-Cam® Stop Smoking Center offers a safe, quick and effective treatment for smoking cessation. Occasionally, a second treatment is beneficial, and Leslie-Cam® offers free “boosters” at its St. Louis office for an unlimited period of time post-treatment for those who remain smoke-free. Learn more at www.lesliecamstopsmoking.com.

To register, contact Leslie-Cam® at 314-878-7867.