Ways to stop smoking

How to quit smoking?

Why do some people cope with this bad habit is relatively easy, while others are unable to extricate themselves from the grip of nicotine addiction?
Are there any effective methods to overcome it? In this article we will talk about how to finally quit smoking.

A crushing blow to health

By the power of nicotine dependence is not inferior habits. Bringing to a cigarette lighter, people tend not to think that voluntarily sent to the organism from three to four thousand different chemical compounds that are not only toxic, but also contribute to the development of cancerous cells. At the same time nicotine itself is not the most dangerous element of this malicious bouquet.

! Fee for smoking is terrible: damaged lungs, heart, blood vessels, organs of sight and hearing. Smoking can cause cancer, impotence, complications of pregnancy, stomach ulcer, atherosclerosis, kidney disease. From nicotine yellow teeth, hair fall, skin wrinkles, the complexion becomes sallow hue. Nicotine promotes cell mutation, and it is hereditary, affecting the health of offspring.

In the most common form of addiction is due to «embed» legal drugs in the metabolic processes of the body and stimulate the production of certain hormones.

There are physiological and psychological dependence.

Physiological dependence. attraction Treatment

Replacement therapy intended for those who want to deal with physical dependence, withdrawal symptoms are not dumping in the (complex mental, vegetative, somatic and neurological disorders arising from the termination of the use of the substance, which established an addiction).
This creates the effect of tobacco being, because the brain as it gets another batch of cigarette smoke. This dramatically reduces the need to smoke.

1. The most popular means are considered special chewing gum. Being absorbed into the bloodstream through the oral mucosa, nicotine enters the body in metered quantities without tar and other harmful substances. Nicotine gum is sold without a prescription. However, this method of getting rid of smoking is not recommended for people suffering from peptic ulcer and gastritis, as a small portion of the nicotine gets together with saliva into the stomach.

2. Those who are afraid to get better as a result of quitting smoking, you can try nicotine lozenges that reduce the feeling of hunger. Also you can buy in pharmacies. Preparation action begins about 30 minutes later after sucking candy in his mouth. It should be borne in mind that the use of nicotine lozenges may appear adverse effects on the part of the digestive tract: nausea, hiccups, heartburn, and others.

! Smoking during use nicotine lozenges is strictly prohibited, it is very high risk of nicotine poisoning.

3. Nicotine patches help all who wish to overcome the unpleasant symptoms associated with giving up tobacco.

A necessary condition for treatment — the desire to stop smoking. If not, the patch is useless.

Nicotine enters the body through the skin throughout the day. The most effective patch acts on the wrist, shoulder or hip. In the first days of therapy it is necessary to use the patch, which contains a higher percentage of nicotine, reducing over time the amount. As side effects can itching, burning and
tingling of the skin at the place where the bonded patch.

4. Electronic Cigarettes. By this method of replacement therapy are ambiguous. Nicotine enters the lungs, and it is rapidly absorbed into the blood, and 8 seconds after inhaling into the brain. Analyses cartridges electronic cigarettes have shown presence of carcinogens and gross differences in the composition. Furthermore, this method does not remove the psychological dependence.

5. clinical methods. CHAMPIX — an innovative product for the treatment of nicotine addiction. The drug prescription is assigned a doctor and has established itself as an effective tool against smoking.

The active ingredient (varenicline) blocking specific receptors
which interact with nicotine. As a result, removed craving to smoke.
The cigarette no longer brings pleasure to meet expected and even becomes unpleasant.

During the treatment of physical dependence, doctors prescribe antidepressants, which facilitate the abandonment of nicotine fix mood disorders associated with withdrawal syndrome, and even promote weight loss.

Psychological dependence

Overcoming physical traction — this is only the first step. The main thing is to eliminate cigarette out of his way of life, to cope with the psychological addiction that is much stronger. Stress, boredom, smoking for the company, filling pauses in conversation, the desire to settle down, to pause, fear of gaining weight, finally, the personality of the smoker who just does not believe in his strength of will … to justify their addiction, smokers ‘include’ psychological defense mechanisms . Typical phrases: «I smoke a little», «who does not smoke and does not drink, he is healthy die», «N. The smoked up to a ripe old age, and anything «,» I was too late to throw … »

How to deal with the psychological addiction?

Coding. The method — hypnotic suggestion, or verbal aversion to the process of smoking or the smell of cigarettes. But even if it deals with an experienced professional, the procedure does not provide an absolute guarantee against the occurrence of side effects. The problem is that awed could affect the state of mind. In addition, the encoding is always a temporary effect of smoking, which means that after a certain period of time the patient turns out to be just as helpless psychological dependence.

Psychotherapy. Methods in which the emphasis is on the realization of the true motives that make smoking. There are programs where various psycho-techniques are used, aimed at «reprogramming of consciousness.» In psychotherapy groups to help find a replacement for smoking rituals determine the best ways of overcoming addiction, support in difficult times. Cons therapy due to the fact that psychotherapy takes time and desire to spend his smoker.

The book treats. Many smokers get rid of bad habits, reading the book Allen Carr’s «Easy Way quit smoking.» The author was able to pick up such words and so presented the problem that the text produced on the reader impact. The logic of the narrative, a large number of specific numbers and results of medical research leads to the fact that smoking is no longer seen by the smoker as a pleasure and a way to relieve stress. During his life, Allen Carr to help quit smoking 25 million people and has opened 70 clinics in 30 countries. Now only the choice is yours: to smoke or not to smoke …

Winning habit

It is estimated that to deal with the physical addiction is easier than with the psychological: threw a pack, suffered a week or two, and it seems no longer pulls. However, not all so simple.
Much depends on what stage of his «novel» with a cigarette man decided to quit smoking.

In the first step smokers «for the company» smoked per day from 1 to 3-4 cigarettes a frequency of 1-2 times a week. Physical dependence on nicotine has not come yet, «newcomer» believes that he just «dabbles» in order to support the company. Health is not particularly worried.

In the second stage smoking become systematic. The number of cigarettes smoked each day comes to 7. Appears physical dependence, ie the need to remove the unpleasant sensations that occur during abstinence from smoking.
Someone stop there, but more often go to the third stage of the line when it is chronic intoxication (poisoning). Every day a person smokes a pack of cigarettes (plus or minus 5). Refrain from cigarettes is already very difficult. It appears irritability, disorders of the respiratory system, gastrointestinal tract.

Fourth stage nowadays reach a few. This severe chronic intoxication. A daily dose of from 1.5 to 3 packs per day, may not have the unfortunate without cigarettes. Health is deteriorating rapidly: bronchitis, low immunity, emphysema, cardiovascular failure — coronary heart disease, arterial occlusive disease, which ends amputation of legs … Changes
internal organs are irreversible.

Symptoms of nicotine addiction are inevitable. This is a strong desire to feel again the smell and taste of tobacco, anxiety and irritability, inability to concentrate, depression, headaches, fatigue, insomnia, nervousness, dizziness …

To deal with the physical addiction to the stage 3 and 4 should only after consultation with the doctor.

Ways to stop smoking.

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