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->It simply means ‘To stop’, ’To discontinue.


The Addiction Triangle to assess Treatment Needs     

Find the reason why you want to quit-

To get motivated, you need a powerful, personal reason to quit.

•It  is a bad habit

•It isn’t good for my health

•I want to protect my family  from secondhand smoke
•I want to feel younger, beautiful  & healthy












Setting the Quit Date :  

For persons who express willingness to try and quit, help set a Quit date approximately 1-2 weeks from the day. A day personally significant to the client makes it more relevant.

The client is encouraged to announce his/her decision to family members, friends and colleagues so as to mobilize their support as well as induce accountability to them.

Deal With Stress : 

Seek for diversional therapies, body massages & physical therapy, exercises, listening to relaxing music, deep breathing etc. If possible, avoid stressful situations, avoid smoking places.

Clean Your House :

Once you’ve smoked your last cigarette, toss all of your ashtrays and lighters. Use air fresheners to help rid your home of that familiar scent. Don’t smell or see anything that reminds you of your bad habit (Eg, Khaini, Sahdah)

Advise about management of withdrawal with NRT 

Use of Nicotine chewing gum to substitute for tobacco after the quit date.

•Nicotine polacrilex (Eucomint/ Gudkha) 1mg, 2mg and 4 mg , to reduce nicotine withdrawal symptoms.
•Works best in conjunction with additional methods, such as use of other nicotine-replacement products or bupropion hydrochloride.
•Used differently than regular gum, so considerable patient counseling and education are needed to achieve optimal effectiveness. 

NRT Technique :

Try and Try Again 

It’s very common to  have a relapse. Examine the emotions and circumstances that lead to your relapse. Use it as an opportunity to reaffirm your commitment to quitting.


* cravings  * difficulty concentrating  *insomnia,* depression  * feelings of anger  * irritability * frustration  * restlessness   *anxiety

Immediate Benefits of Quitting:

•20 min after quitting:  Blood pressure drops
•24 hours after quitting:  Chance of sudden cardiac death decreases
•Within weeks:  Improved sense of taste and smell
•2 weeks - 3 months out: Circulation and lung function improve
•1 year out: Risk of heart disease cut by 50%
•5 years out: Stroke reduced to a non-smokers

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