Sunday, December 26, 2010

Quitting smoking-a big resolution for 2011

     Are you willing to try quitting smoking? This is one of the most common questions your doctor asks you  for. After this question, your physician will give you some pamphlets and probably he will start preaching you a lesson about how dangerous is to smoke. If you smoke, you must know how bad this habit is for you.
    From head to toes, you can develop cancer of  the mouth, lips, tongue, nose, pharynx,  cancer of the larynx, esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, pancreatic cancer, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, bronchiectasis, COPD, cancer of the lungs, urinary cancer, skin cancer. So many cancers in a phrase!
      Smoking is a risk factor which added to asbestos lead to mesothelioma more easily. Not to mention, the bad breath, discoloration of the skin, yellowing teeth, yellowing nails, bad circulation in the legs but also everywhere in the body, especially in your coronaries.
      From all of these, the most important and deadliest are lung and pancreatic cancers, because they have the shortest survival rates and also not to mention the fact that the medical possibilities are limited. Pregnant women, who smoke, have all the chances to give birth to children with very low weight, with a lot of health issues or to stillbirths.
        In order to continue or discontinue this habit, it is very important to know which are the risks involved. In general, the patients who are eager to renounce to this habit are those who are ill or frequently ill. But even when a doctor stresses the importance of losing this habit, some of the patients take it into consideration. They will pass in the second part of the process named reflexion. This is a period when, they will contemplate the idea, they inform themselves about it and subconsciously, they will choose to give it a try.
      The third part is when they do something about it and look for specialized help. This is where the doctor intervenes and besides the fact they enrolls you in some program similar with AAA meetings or detoxify programs, they work also with medication. You must know all those ads with Nicorette, which came out as chewing gums, tablets, patches to stick or inhalers. Your doctor will choose the right dose for you and this depends how addicted you are. The doses will decrease in time, depending how you react to the medication. The idea is to take the medication when you fell the strong or incontrollable desire to smoke. Another aspect is to announce your doctor if you take another drugs, because it can appears strong interactions.     
      Not take Nicorette if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, if you are allergic on nicotine, if you have circulatory problems, erectile dysfunctions, arrhythmias, angina or stroke. And try to avoid the areas with smoking people. Recently, on the market appear the electronic cigarette. Available in store in different countries, this can be a new solution in the fight against smoking.
Are you now ready to give it a try?


  1. Some of the suggestions you'll read above will connect with you, others may not. However, techniques to help you quit smoking have been around for years.

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  2. If some of the suggestions connect with some of the smokers, my target is already reached.
    The risks are important to be known, the fact there is a treatment is also important and the fact that, the smokers surpass some phases until they admit to have a problem and search for help, is the most important fact, in my opinion.
    A doctor cannot oblige his patient to get help, but he can seed in his subconscious, the need to get help.

    Thanks SAndra or HCT.