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SMOKING CESSATION THERAPY (TERAPI BERHENTI MEROKOK)

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Smoking cessation (also known as quitting) is the process of discontinuing tobacco smoking. Smoking cessation is encouraged to reduce the risk of developing disease caused by smoking and improve health in general.

Tobacco smoke contains nicotine, which is addictive. each puff of the smokes contain not only nicotine into the body but also along with 500 different toxic chemicals, exposing the respiratory tract to possible health hazards, which including chronic lung and airway disease, lung cancer, heart disease and etc. it also can bring harm to the foetus of pregnant smoker or passive smoker.

Treatment options

  • Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT)  

Nicotine replacement therapy is to aim to control nicotine levels in the blood to prevent withdrawal while the patient is adjusting without cigarette smoking.

Nicotine replacement therapy may be in the form of patches and gums in malaysia. These agents should be used only as prescribed by a physician or pharmacist.

NRT Types How to Use Them
Patch
  • Place on the skin on rotate application sites
  • Gives a small and steady amount of nicotine
Gum
  • Chew to release nicotine
  • Chew until you get a tingling feeling, then place between cheek and gums
  • Nicotine-free therapy

Nicotine-free therapies are normally in capsule or tablets form. It is to aim to relieve nicotine withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, cigarette cravings, increased appetites, chest congestion and stomach disturbances.

Patient with heart disease, stroke and diabetes may benefit from nicotine-free therapy.

How to design a Personal Stop- Smoking Regimen

  1. Organize a plan for quitting
  2. Set a stop date
  3. Involve other people for support
  4. Plan short activities during these urges.
  5. Avoid/change situations in which smoking was involved

If you do not smoke;

  • Your risk of getting  LUNG CANCER and HEART ATTACK will REDUCE
  • Your SMOKER’S COUGH will DISAPPEAR
  • You will have MORE ENERY
  • You will NO LONGR HARM THE HEALTH of your loved ones
  • You will SAVE money 🙂

Always remember , STOP Smoking Before SMOKE stops YOU 🙂