Published on Apr 30, 2014 and last reviewed on Oct 14, 2019 - 2 min read
Tobacco smoking causes not only cancer of mouth, eosophagus, larynx but also has a role in cancer of cervix, pancreas, kidney and bladder. It also causes bronchitis,allergic diseases and stroke
In many countries, tobacco is consumed both in smoked (including cigarettes and bidi) and smokeless forms(including Zarda, Gutka and inhalation of snuff). The prevalence of such consumption is alarmingly high to a level of about 20%. The harmful effects of both smoked and smokeless forms are due to its active ingredient, nicotine.
Smoking causes not only cancer of mouth, eosophagus, larynx but also has a role in cancer of cervix, pancreas, kidney and bladder. It also causes bronchitis, allergic diseases and stroke.
Prevention of Tobacco Dependence
How Do You Know if You Have Nicotine Dependence?
Signs which point out that you might have Nicotine dependence include:
If you have any of these signs then you must consult a Psychiatrist who would assist you to quit tobacco with the help of medications and Psychotherapy.
What Can You Do to Kick the Habit?
Remember, your goal should be complete abstinence and even occasional smoking and chewing tobacco is harmful. Contact icliniq to get help via online therapy and counseling.
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