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Addicted to gutkha. Want to reduce consumption. Help

sir, due to family problem i remains in tension or you can say in stress and in tension i smoke or eat gutkha in spite of knowing about the consequences. i am addicted ti it since last 2 years. but now really want to leave this bad habit. infact i reduce the consumption but i still eat gutkha and smoke 2-3 cigarates a day. please help me out from this. i would be thankful for this.
Asked On : Mon, 10 Sep 2012
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It is an excellent decision that you have taken to quit. There are many ways to quit intake of nicotine (gutka and cigarettes) and the first step is to take a firm decision to do so that you have already achieved. There are psychological therapies in the form of behavioral therapy. Since you mention many family issues you are dealing with, psychological forms of treatment will be useful for you to help you learn ways to cope with your problems instead of resorting to chewing or smoking tobacco.
There are other forms of treatment like nicotine patch, lozenges, inhalers, varenicline, bupropion etc. All these modes of treatment have been proven to be useful.
It is advisable you visit a qualified psychiatrist who would be able to best guide you with it.
Hope this helps,
Dr Anjana rao
Answered: Thu, 13 Jun 2013
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