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How to quit tobacco addiction? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:i want to quite tobbaco
User:what should i do
Doctor:Do you smoke tobacco or chew tobacco?
Doctor:What form of tobacco are you addicted to?
User:like XXXXXXX
Doctor:I am sorry, I am unable to understand. Do you smoke or chew tobacco?
Doctor:Since how long have you been into this habit?
User:around 3 years
Doctor:Have you tried quitting in the past?
Doctor:Were you successful?
User:i quit it serval time
Doctor:Let me brief you.
User:for weeks and month but after some time i start again
Doctor:Quitting tobacco successfully and permanently takes efforts and motivation.
Doctor:There are few options available to keep you away from this habit as well as to initiate the process of quitting; however if you were able to quit
Doctor:the habit earlier from almost a month
Doctor:then I recommend you to keep you motivated with your mind not to restart the habit,
Doctor:Over a period of few months, you will see that you have quit the habit successfully.
Doctor:But if you feel the urge to chew tobacco is increasing, then
Doctor:you can try nicotine replacements.
Doctor:Nicotine replacements are available as chewing gums (nicorette) which is available in India.
Doctor:There are transdermal patches which are not available easily throughout India.
Doctor:Such nicotine patches are available online.
Doctor:These gums release small amount of nicotine into your system.
Doctor:As nicotine is the chief ingredient of all forms of tobacco, these replacements should take care of those urges until you learn to quit tobacco.
Doctor:In rare cases when these replacements don't work
Doctor:you may take the help of medicines.
Doctor:Medicines can be prescribed by a psychiatrist or at a deaddiction centre.
Doctor:Medications such as varenciline can be used under the guidance of doctors to help you quit the habit.
Doctor:I am sure with these replacement products/medications and your motivation, you should be able to quit successfully this time.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:i will follow you instruction
Doctor:Do you have any queries?
User:no thanks
User:for your halp
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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