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     BARRIERS TO QUITTING
#1 BARRIER  NICOTINE ADDICTIVENESS
 • Nicotine is a potent psychoactive drug that causes
   physical dependence and tolerance.
 • In the absence of nicotine, a smoker develops cravings
   for cigarettes and symptoms of the nicotine withdrawal
   syndrome
       Nicotine withdrawal symtoms
•   Dysphoric or depressed mood
•   Insomnia
•   Irritability, frustration, or anger
•   Anxiety
•   Difficulty concentrating
•   Restlessness
•   Decreased heart rate
•   Increased appetite or weight gain
  BARRIERS TO QUITTING
         Environmental Triggers

            • morning coffee,
            • an alcoholic drink
            • the end of a meal.



These events become triggers to smoke and
contribute to the difficulty smokers have in remaining
abstinent from nicotine
  Approaches to Quitting


Behavioral      Pharmacological
Approaches        Approaches
     Behavioral Approaches


• In person counseling

• Telephone counseling (1 800 QUIT NOW)

• Computer programs (iPHONE Apps)
      Behavioral Approaches
• Clinician counseling
• Incentives (financial incentives on saving
  money)




• Hypnosis and acupuncture
   Pharmacological Approaches
• Medication prescribed from your Doctor
• Nicotine replacement therapy (relieves
  nicotine withdrawal symptoms as pt breaks
  behaviour
  – Short acting rapid response:
    •   Spray
    •   gum
    •   lozenge
    •   inhaler
  – Long acting, slow onset: ―The Patch‖
            Websites/Resources
• www.lungusa.org — The web site for the American Lung
  Association, sponsor of the American Smoke-out Day, includes an
  online guide for smoking cessation
• www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/tobacco — The National Cancer
  Institute web site contains information on smoking cessation in
  English and Spanish, as well as general information on the health
  effects of tobacco
• www.quitnet.com — An excellent, comprehensive resource for
  patients
• www.ahrq.gov/consumer/index.html#smoking — A good source for
  patient pamphlets on smoking cessation
• http://bc.quitnet.com/
• http://www.becomeanex.org/
• http://www.newlifeoutlook.com/addiction/stop-smoking/

				
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