Smoking / Tobacco Abuse
- Cannot stop smoking / chewing tobacco / Gutka etc.
- Experiences physical and mood-related signs and symptoms, such as strong cravings, anxiety, irritability, restlessness, difficulty concentrating, depressed mood, frustration or anger, increased hunger, insomnia, and constipation or diarrhea, when he attempts to stop.
- Keeps smoking despite health problems. such as problems with lungs or heart.
- Gives up social or recreational activities such as going to smoke-free restaurants or socializing with certain family members or friends because he cannot smoke in these locations or situations
Today there are many effective treatments for nicotine dependence are available to help manage withdrawal and stop smoking for good. Many medications, including nicotine replacement therapy and non-nicotine medications, have been approved as safe and effective in treating tobacco dependence. Any of these medications, or a combination of medicines, combined with behavioral changes, can help quit smoking.