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Smoking

Smoking or nicotine /tobacco addiction is an individual's inability to say no to cigarettes inspite of being aware that it's carcinogenic (cancer-causing).

Smoking

Facts To Know!!

  • Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death
  • The life expectancy of a smoker is less than a non-smoker by 10 years
  • Approximately 90% of smokers start smoking between 18-26 years of age
  • A smoker inhales 1 mg of nicotine via single cigarette
  • Smoking and tobacco use causes over 5 million deaths per year

Smoking

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What causes Smoking?

  • Poor stress coping mechanism and a negative approach to life

  • Genetic prevalence and strong family history of tobacco abuse

  • Observational learning and peer pressure may lead to use followed by abuse

  • So-called relief experience work as a Maintenance factor

Strained social relations

Isolation

Withdrawal effects

Increased consumption

Inability to quit

Risk taking

Changes in appetite

Cravings or obsession

Symptoms of Smoking?

Treatment

  • Detoxification to drain the ill effects of unhealthy behaviour on body

  • Meditation for attaining hormonal balance of body

  • Individual counselling to understand the cause and loop of addiction and get over it

  • Rehabilitation for being able to switch to a productive, healthy and better life

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