Dr. Eugene Gu recently discussed how Cool Quit can help smokers quit affordably and for good.
Tobacco addiction has been a societal issue for nearly 100 years. The addiction starts young and remains throughout life for many smokers. However, smoking is a trend that’s on the downfall, and if you’re willing to quit, a number of resources are available to help. Dr. Eugene Gu is a co-founder and CEO of the medical startup company Cool Quit, and he recently discussed how the company helps smokers quit in a way that’s effective and affordable.
Dr. Eugene Gu stated that the goal of Cool Quit is to offer the assistance people need to stop smoking for an affordable cost, or in many cases, absolutely free. Dr. Eugene Gu explained that smokers simply apply on the CoolQuit.com website to join the program. Once approved, the Cool Quit program provides multiple healthcare provider visits, to ensure the smoker gets all of the resources they need. Dr. Eugene Gu added that these visits are free with zero co-payments under most health insurance policies. The Cool Quit team helps smokers understand what they need to do and how to do it with little to no cost.
Dr. Eugene Gu emphasized that the goal of Cool Quit is to make quitting as affordable as possible, so smokers don’t see it as another financial setback. The company helps smokers receive free medications, inhalers, nicotine patches, and other products through their health insurance policies. Dr. Eugene Gu and Cool Quit will also help the uninsured find the lowest prices on medications, nicotine patches, and more.
The goal is to fit the treatment within the smoker’s budget, whether they have insurance or not. Medications and smoking cessation products can also be delivered directly to the smoker’s home. That means no more embarrassing trips to the store to purchase nicotine patches and other smoking cessation items.
Dr. Eugene Gu explained the help doesn’t stop there. He and his team are on a mission to halt the health problems related to smoking. Dr. Eugene Gu stated that many insurance policies don’t cover smoking cessation products and services after six months. That’s why the Cool Quit company offers the same services for a small, budget-friendly monthly fee. Dr. Eugene Gu explained that this is because the Cool Quit team knows quitting takes longer than six months for many people, and that doesn’t mean it’s time to give up. Cool Quit offers another application to waive this fee for those who don’t have health insurance policies.
Dr. Eugene Gu encourages anyone interested in quitting the harmful habit of smoking to visit the Cool Quit website. The application process is easy and the resources are invaluable. Quitting smoking is a major step toward protecting yourself against cancer and living a higher quality life.
“Quitting smoking can change your life for the better in so many ways,” urges Dr. Eugene Gu. “From saving money to improving your health to giving you more time in the day…It may be easier to ask how quitting won’t improve your life.”
Dr. Eugene Gu is the CEO and co-founder of Cool Quit, a startup company focused on helping people who want to quit smoking. “We offer free smoking cessation counseling as well as coronavirus screening and evaluations – all through telemedicine,” Eugene Gu tells us. “As a doctor, I am a passionate believer in striving to improve your health. Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health.”
Quitting Smoking Can Improve Your Health in as Little as a Few Minutes Says Dr. Eugene Gu
“In as little as twenty minutes after your last cigarette, your heart rate and your blood pressure drop, and your circulation may begin to improve,” says Dr. Eugene Gu. “Within twelve hours of not having a cigarette, your body is able to cleanse itself of the excess carbon monoxide you’re introducing to it. This increases your body’s oxygen levels and you’ll feel more alert and better able to breathe.”
In addition, after just one day of not smoking, your risk of heart attack decreases and after two days your sense of taste and smell may improve as damaged nerves repair themselves.
“There is no part of your body that is not invaded and damaged by smoking,” warns Dr. Eugene Gu. “But the good news is, you start to heal as soon as you finish that last cigarette.”
Quit Smoking to Save Time Advises Dr. Eugene Gu
“The average smoker takes about 5 minutes to smoke their cigarette,” says Dr. Eugene Gu. “If you smoke a pack a day, you’re smoking for about an hour every day. That’s an hour you could be watching a new episode of your favorite show, starting an exercise routine, reading a book, or doing a craft project – whatever you love doing best, you’ll have more time for it once you quit smoking.”
Of course, quitting smoking can also save you time in an even wider sense. “Smoking is terrible for you. I’ll just say it. You are shaving years off of your life when you smoke regularly. But when you quit, you can add between 4 and 9 years to your life. That’s almost a decade of time you are going to lose otherwise,” says Dr. Eugene Gu. “Imagine what you could do with an extra nine years.”
Keep Your Family Safe and Quit Smoking Says Dr. Eugene Gu
“I find that often when my patients can’t quit for themselves, they can quit for their children, their friends, or their family,” says Dr. Gu. Secondhand smoke kills just as quickly as smoking directly does, and exposing children or people with weak lungs to secondhand smoke increases their risk of lung cancer and other health problems greatly.
“Smoking improves very little in your life, and it takes away a great deal,” says Dr. Eugene Gu. “Quit now, and get your life and your health back.”
Dr. Eugene Gu, founder of Cool Quit, shares proven techniques to help anyone and everyone quite smoking.
Smoking and tobacco use has been a longstanding issue for many Americans accounting for countless deaths. Finding ways to quit has proven difficult for many, leading to a lifelong struggle for better health and a healthier lifestyle. Dr. Eugene Gu‘s innovative program has seen success helping Americans finally beat their addiction and move on to a better, healthier life.
The secret to Dr. Eugene Gu‘s success is combining medical expertise with modern technology. He leverages social media to circulate information about smoking and other public health topics, knowing that many people consume more information through social media than any other channel.
Dr. Eugene Gu also takes advantage of telehealth appointments to provide care to people without requiring them to leave their homes or even be in the same city as him. This allows him to reach a larger patient base and help people regardless of geographic location. Dr. Euegene Gu knows that the best support is the support that is easy to access when it’s really needed. That’s why telehealth appointments that allow people to communicate with healthcare professionals from home are so important.
Modern technology offers lots of options that can really help people struggling to quit smoking. Dr. Eugene Gu‘s secret to success is putting together the right combination of those technologies with the years of medical advances to help people remain motivated and reach milestones on their journey to quitting tobacco use. Dr. Eugene Gu‘s techniques offer new hope for people who may have tried other smoking cessation programs in the past without success.
Cool Quit addresses more than just smoking and tobacco cessation. Dr. Eugene Gu has expanded services to include screening and treatments for a number of conditions, like colon cancer screening, diabetes monitoring, high blood pressure monitoring, and medical weight loss treatment. The services are covered by insurance in many cases, meaning patients pay little or nothing for the services.
Dr.Eugene Gu is dedicated to using emerging technology to help people quit smoking and access other medical care. His techniques became even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic when demand for telehealth appointments and other online services increased exponentially. To respond to the pandemic Dr. Eugene Gu developed a plan to provide at-home COVID-19 tests, a product that fits perfectly with the suites of offerings from Cool Quite.
CEO and Founder of Cool Quit, Dr. Eugene Gu, Discusses Smoking Cessation in a Telehealth World
LOS ANGLES, CA, USA, July 15, 2020 / — According to the American Lung Association, tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disability, disease, and death in America. “Every year, nearly half a million people in the United States die prematurely of smoking or secondhand smoke exposure,” says Dr. Eugene Gu. And another 16 million suffer from serious illnesses caused by smoking.
It’s Difficult to Quit Smoking Says Dr. Eugene Gu
In fact, almost 70% of smokers want to quit, but fewer than one in ten are able to quit successfully. And less than a third of those who tried to quit used proven cessation treatments.
“That’s why we developed Cool Quit,” says Dr. Eugene Gu. “We wanted to find a way to reach smokers who want to quit – but they’re just not able to on their own.”
How Can Telehealth Help Smokers Quit? Dr. Eugene Gu Explains
“Telehealth has the potential to improve access to healthcare across the board,” enthuses Dr. Eugene Gu. “Rural communities with a lack of providers, patients with limited mobility or limited time – telehealth resolves so many entry barriers.”
However, there are challenges that come with the implementation of telehealth, admits Dr. Eugene Gu. A stable internet connection for one.
“The communities that could benefit most from telehealth are often also the ones with the least access to modern conveniences like the internet and electricity,” explains Dr. Eugene Gu. “But there is still an enormous opportunity to improve the quality of life for people who want to quit smoking and who have access to telehealth currently.”
“All tobacco cessation services include three evidence-based counseling modalities and seven FDA-approved medications,” says Dr. Eugene Gu. “Extensive studies have found that counseling and medication are both effective separately, but when they are used together, the combination is more effective than either method alone.”
And that’s where telehealth steps in. “Telehealth appointments are unique in that they are able to combine counseling and medication into one appointment,” says Eugene Gu. “And that appointment is able to take place in your home. That’s the crux of the issue. People who would never have made time to drive to the doctor’s office, wait in the waiting room, and then go out again to pick up their prescription – those same people are happy to pick up their phone or sit in front of a computer for a fifteen-minute telehealth call.”
Dr. Eugene Gu is a 2015 graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine and completed his general surgery residency at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center of Nashville, TN. He then went on to found Ganogen Research, a company dedicated to developing methods to save infants born with congenital heart and kidney issues. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Cool Quit – a smoking cessation company.
LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, June 19, 2020 / — Below, we cover how the CoolQuit website created by Dr. Eugene Gu helps civilians across the country improve their health through telemedicine.
Physician and scientist Dr. Eugene Gu, MD graduated from Stanford University with honors in 2008 and continued his education at the Duke University School of Medicine where he graduated in 2015. During his education. Dr. Gu was also awarded two consecutive Howard Hughes Medical Institute research fellowships.
Today, among additional duties as a researcher and physician, Dr. Eugene Gu is the CEO and co-founder of the medical startup company CoolQuit. The company, available to people through an online website and portal, offers counseling, medical screening, and evaluations using telemedicine. The team of physicians behind CoolQuit delivers services and medical monitoring devices free of charge through most Medicare PPO plans.
Through his website, Dr. Eugene Gu supplies colon cancer screening at home, which he recommends for anyone between 50 and 75 years of age. The home testing kits rely on advanced methods that are 92% effective at detecting colon cancer. The site also offers diabetes monitoring and treatment through blood glucose monitoring devices that send critical information back to physicians like Dr. Eugene Gu. From there, they monitor and adjust medications to fit patient needs and can intervene if devices pick up on dangerous glucose levels.
CoolQuit also monitors accidents and falls, which is an especially useful resource for geriatric citizens who may live on their own. Through monitoring watches, Dr. Eugene Gu and other medical professionals can oversee patients’ heart rates and receive live updates if the rates reach concerning levels. The devices also allow patients to call their emergency contacts in the event of a fall.
Dr. Gu and his team also developed devices for monitoring high blood pressure as well as fever and pulse oximetry. For high blood pressure monitoring, devices keep track of patients’ blood pressure and adjust their medications appropriately. For fever and pulse oximetry monitoring, CoolQuit offers smart thermometers and pulse oximeters that send temperatures and oxygen saturation information to their team of physicians.
Through CoolQuit, people also have access to a tailored medical weight loss program, helping stave off conditions like heart disease, liver disease, diabetes, and stroke. The service provides free smart scales that send daily weights to the physicians as well as necessary prescriptions for weight loss. CoolQuit also offers a general prescription refill program for those who may be unable to travel to pharmacies.
“We’ve also pioneered a smoking cessation program headed by physicians who specialize in treating tobacco addiction and provide cessation counseling, monitoring tools, and prescription medications,” says Dr. Eugene Gu. “All in all, CoolQuit furnishes a well-rounded health monitoring and improvement program that benefits civilians on many levels and relies on telemedicine to get the job done.”
LOS ANGELES, CA, USA / April 30, 2020 / — Cofounders Dr. Eugene Gu and Dr. Bhargav Raman formed the startup company Cool Quit to help U.S. patients fight the battle of smoking addiction. Over 480,000 Americans die from smoking-related deaths each year. That’s one in five American deaths – more than diabetes, drug abuse, alcohol, vehicle accidents, and gun violence combined. Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control. It’s also the leading cause of preventable death.
Cool Quit was Founded in January 2020
Founded in January 2020, Cool Quit helps provide patients with affordable options to quit smoking. The products and services are usually free of charge with most health insurance policies. Uninsured patients have access to them via a modest subscription fee. For those who cannot afford the fee, patients can move forward with a fee waiver application process.
Studies show that smokers who quit greatly improve their health, even if they quit smoking later in life. Health benefits of quitting begin in as little as 20 minutes after taking the last cigarette. The risk of heart attack drops by 50% after one year smoke-free, and within five years the risk of bladder, esophagus, mouth, and throat cancer is cut in half. In a 2015 national study, 7 out of 10 adult smokers desired to quit smoking. In 2018, more than half of U.S. smokers tried to quit altogether.
Dr. Eugene Gu is Passionate About Saving Lives
“We are honored to lead a multidisciplinary team of primary care doctors, addiction specialists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants to get our patients and the American people off the tobacco products that are killing them every day,” says Dr. Eugene Gu. “I’m really passionate about saving lives using evidence-based medicine in particular, to help the most vulnerable. I don’t regret it, it’s a hard job but it’s what I wanted to do.”
Both Drs. Eugene Gu and Bhargav Raman are reputed graduates from Stanford University with honors. They are licensed to practice in several states and also in telemedicine. Gu mentioned that the number of patients Cool Quit serves is constantly growing. The company is working on being licensed to serve in as many U.S. states as possible. For doctors who are interested in joining the Cool Quit team to help provide medical services, contact Cool Quit to learn more about hiring inquiries. U.S. citizens who are interested in smoking cessation are encouraged to visit CoolQuit.com to get started.