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How to Quit Tobacco: Tips for a Successful Tobacco Cessation


If you are a smoker, quitting is the best thing you can do for your health. Quitting tobacco can reduce your risk of developing cancer, heart disease, and stroke. It can also improve your overall health and quality of life. However, quitting is not easy. Here are some tips for a successful tobacco cessation:

Make a plan: Decide on a quit date and stick to it. Make a plan to avoid triggers, like smoking after meals, and plan activities to distract yourself when you feel the urge to smoke.

Get support: Reach out to friends and family for support. You can also join a support group, like the tobacco cessation clinic at MGM Cancer Institute, to get additional support and motivation.

Use nicotine replacement therapy: Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) can help reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings. NRT comes in different forms, including patches, gum, and lozenges.

Consider medication: There are prescription medications that can help with tobacco cessation, such as bupropion and varenicline. Talk to your doctor about whether medication is right for you.

Practice stress management: Stress can trigger the urge to smoke. Find healthy ways to manage stress, such as meditation, exercise, or talking to a therapist.

At MGM Cancer Institute, we have a tobacco cessation clinic to help you quit smoking. Our clinic offers counseling and medication to help you overcome your addiction. We also offer support groups to help you stay motivated and connected with others who are going through the same experience.

Remember, quitting tobacco is a process. It may take time and several attempts to quit for good, but it is worth it. With the right support and resources, you can overcome your addiction and improve your health and quality of life. Speak with one of our Tobacco Cessation Clinic experts. Call us today at +91 44 4251 5151 to schedule an appointment.

 

Written by,

Dr M A Raja
Senior Consultant – Medical Oncology.
Director of Oncology Services Chairman, Medical Advisory Board

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