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Can using nicotine replacement therapy assist in quitting smoking?

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Published At February 9, 2024
Reviewed AtFebruary 9, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 40-year-old male. I am interested in quitting smoking and need guidance on the best methods and strategies for smoking cessation. Can you provide information on the health risks associated with smoking, the benefits of quitting, and different approaches to quitting smoking, such as nicotine replacement therapy, medications, and behavioral techniques? I would also like to learn about support resources and tips for maintaining a smoke-free lifestyle in the long term.

Thank you.

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Regarding your questions on methods and strategies for smoking cessation, they include: gradually reducing the smoking rate, using nicotine replacement therapy, chewing gum, and using herbal and dietary supplements. The risks associated with smoking include cerebral stroke, visual impairment, coronary heart disease, lung cancer, oral ulcers, and peripheral arterial disease. The benefits of quitting include reducing the risk of cerebrovascular disease, and heart attacks, and being free from lung cancer. Support resources and tips include seeking help from a psychotherapist, utilizing online resources and internet information, and attending counseling sessions for chronic smokers.

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Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia
Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

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