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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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How can addiction to chewing tobacco be treated?

My brother is 50 years old , he is addicted to plain pan masala ( rajnigandha ) for the last 30 years, how can he get rid of this habit? as he eats pan masala in very large quantities, are their any resort type deaddiction centres near Delhi ?, will they help ?
Mon, 26 Mar 2018
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Your brother has symptoms of chewing tobacco for 30 years which is a huge time period so this habit will not stop in one day. You have to give proper counseling and start giving a replacement of it for some time. Nicotine replacement in the form of Nictone patches and chewing sugar-free gums will help to resolve issues. Visit oral physician and addiction specialist once and get it examined and start treatment accordingly. Chew on sunflower seeds. Avoid triggers and company which provokes this habit for a few days.

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