It is a well known fact in the medical community that smoking and morbidity and mortality are a direct result of this destructive habit. It’s really a health crisis, but the problem is that you wouldn’t know it. Doctors are largely responsible for this, and it is because they do not make the decision to quit smoking as important and life-saving as it should be.
Smoking has many deep, deep roots that are intertwined in our culture and environment differently. This makes it so dangerous in part, that is, it is so natural. In fact, doctors now practice when young doctors suggested that people start smoking to reduce the stress in our lives. The other problem is that smoking isn’t the only quiet killer we have to deal with. If we get rid of smoking, we will begin to face the impending crises of obesity, high-fat diet, inactivity, pollution, etc. This does not mean that we should give up, but should not be completely distracted by other public health issues.
Due to recent awareness, much work has been done to find out how to help people quit smoking. Fortunately, the results of all this work are encouraging. The main concern was that it would not make sense to use the time in the medical clinic to advise and manage smoking cessation efforts. The problem was that this advice was one of the key components for successfully treating addiction. Then people started to think not so much about how much it took for doctors to treat this problem, but how much it cost to allow people to continue smoking. The numbers are mind-boggling and very much for paying doctors to treat this nicotine addiction.
All of this means that doctors have become good at helping people decide to quit smoking and promise to make amends. Treatment typically involves a very proven combination of frequent counseling visits, termination contracts, family and friend support, nicotine replacement, and other pharmacotherapies that contribute to a drastic but life-saving change. So if you want to live but have not yet taken the plunge, please see a well-trained and qualified doctor. It is critical to the success of your goal to quit smoking.
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