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- Manufacturer: Acupuncture-CEUs.com
According to the Centers for Disease Control, Cigarette Smoking Addiction has been identified as the most important source of preventable morbidity (disease and illness) and premature mortality (death) worldwide. Smoking-addiction related diseases claim an estimated 438,000 American lives each year, including those affected indirectly, such as babies born prematurely due to prenatal maternal smoking and victims of “secondhand” exposure to tobacco’s carcinogens. 1 billion men are addicted to smoking — 35 percent of men in rich countries and 50 percent of men in developing countries.
About 250 million women are addicted to smoking daily — 22 percent of women in developed countries and 9 percent of women in developing countries. Smoking Addiction costs the United States over $193 billion in 2004, including $97 billion in lost productivity and $96 billion in direct health care expenditures, or an average of $4,260 per adult smoker addict. About 8.6 million people in the U.S. have at least one serious illness caused by smoking.
That means that for every person who dies of a smoking-related disease, there are 20 more people who suffer from at least one serious illness associated with smoking. The World Lung Foundation and the American Cancer Society estimates that tobacco addiction costs the global economy $500 billion a year in direct medical expenses, lost productivity and environmental harm. “Tobacco addiction accounts for one out of every 10 deaths worldwide and will claim 5.5 million lives this year alone,” the report said.
If current trends hold, by 2020, the number will grow to an estimated 7 million and top 8 million by 2030. Understand Smoking Addiction through the lens of Chinese Medicine and the 5 Elements, with special Treatment Protocols for Adults, Body Points and Auriculo-Therapy Points. This is one of the very few Acupuncture courses on Smoking Addiction presented online today.
Learn how to treat the condition quickly and effectively using easy treatment protocols based on the 5 Elemental Patterns. Earn 5 NCCAOM/California Acupuncture Board Accepted Acupuncture Credits with this course. Study the Workbook, take the Quiz and email the Answers to us. Certificate will be emailed the same day. Our Acupuncture courses are accepted by AZ, AK, AL, AR, CA, CO, DC, DE, GA, ID, IN, MA, ME, MD, MI, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, UT, RI, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI, TX and most US States.