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How to get rid of chewing tobacco?

HI, My in-laws are used to have tobacco(gutka) a lot nearly 10 packets a day each. That tobacco powder is spread all over the kitchen and living areas. I have small kids and i am afraid that my kids get effected by their habit. we made all possible attempts to stop it, but still didnt work. Please help us to find out solution to stop it. And we are even thinking to get them separated form us due to this habit.
Asked On : Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Dec 2014
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Tobacco contains nicotine as its main ingredient. Nicotine is a highly addictive substance. Tobacco chewing in form of gutka increases the risk of oral cancer apart from a lot of other conditions. To quit tobacco motivation of high grade is needed. Following can be done-
- Nicotine containing gums are available in market. They can be given to them in order to replace the gutka. Then gradual tapering of nicotine gum can be done easily.
- Medicines like Buspirone, Verenicline (chempix) are very useful in decreasing the craving of tobacco. These also prevent relapse.
- But before beginning any thing you have to motivate them.

Visit a Psychiatrist for proper advise.

Dr.Seikhoo Bishnoi
Answered: Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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