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Smoking Cessation- the right way

Monday 19 February 2018 at 11:05 am.

In 2015, the estimated adult smoker in United States was about 36.5 million and 16 million of this was living with smoking-related disease. Aside from this fact that can encourage tobacco smokers to quit from smoking, there are lot of programs by different health organizations that promote ways on how to quit smoking. One of these is the so-called ‘smoking cessation’. filtrim.com has various tutorials related to how to quit smoking.

 Smoking cessation is the process of discontinuing smoking. It is important for smokers who intent to enter smoking cessation to have knowledge about this process. Smoking cessation consist of three parts: first is the preparation, then intervention and last is the maintenance.

Preparation part includes the process of motivating and building confidence of the smoker to quit and to be successful in discontinuing. The second part which is the intervention includes the choosing of the right way to quit, either unassisted smoke cessation or assisted smoke cessation or combination of both. And last, the maintenance part includes support and coping strategy to stop smoke permanently.

Smokers who are trying to quit smoking can experience some of nicotine withdrawal symptoms but good thing there are smoking cessation that could reduce those nicotine withdrawal symptoms such as nicotine cravings, anxiety, depression and irritability and it could block the effects of nicotine without adverse effects.

To those smokers who are having hard time to end such symptoms, there are medications that can be used to lessen the level of nicotine withdrawal symptoms. Some of these are:

Nicotine Replacement Therapy- this could be in the form of gums, patches or lozenges. It will reduce the level of nicotine craving of smokers during smoking cessation

Antidepressant- this includes antidepressant bupropion or nortriptyline. These medications have already shown increase in smoking cessation success rates. Antidepressant are recommended smokers under the anxiety and depression symptom.

Whatever way a smoker will choose, the success depends to his or her actions.