The moment you think about leaving smoking, is the moment you should leave it. Smoking is one of the leading causes of preventable deaths worldwide.
You possibly started smoking because of various reasons; peer pressure, social norms, stress, parental behaviour, advertising, misinformation; this list is endless. You probably started smoking as a way of experimentation, as nobody starts smoking wanting to smoke for the rest of their life. You have probably realized slowly and steadily that you are now a regular smoker. You know the adverse effects of smoking on health. It is likely that you know that smoking is one of the leading causes of cancer and heart disease, and innumerable other diseases. Your smoking not only affects you, but those around you. If you have children, they are more likely to have respiratory and ear infections when compared to children of individuals who do not.smoke.
You almost certainly have, at some time or the other in your life, thought about giving up smoking. However, you may have also realized that giving up smoking is a lot more difficult than making the decision to quit. You possibly have demonstrated immense willpower and resolve in other areas of your personal and work life, but have found giving up smoking very difficult.
What does our tobacco cessation clinic have to offer?
You deserve to be able to stop smoking comfortably, and not endure suffering while doing so. Giving up smoking is scary, the fear of symptoms of withdrawal are genuine, and the chances of one resuming smoking are high when one experiences discomfort.
The principle of the smoking cessation clinic is to treat smoking like any other ailment; with medications to prevent cravings, strategies to deal with situations in which the urge to smoke is high, and nicotine replacement therapy to counter and tide over instances in which the desire to smoke makes one overwhelmingly uncomfortable. The clinic comprises a trained respirologist with the knowledge and skills to assess the level of dependence, and to suggest appropriate pharmacotherapy, and a trained psychologist to help with the anxiety and apprehensions that are inevitable with such a major life-altering decision.
We would like to address some of the myths associated with smoking, in order to equip you with the knowledge to make an informed decision to quit smoking.
Tobacco Cessation Clinic details:
Every Saturday between 2 pm to 5 pm,
3rd Floor Wing 3,
Room no.: 3307
Dr. Lancelot Pinto