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Quit Tobacco By Dr. Niranjan Patel

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Quit Tobacco By  Dr. Niranjan Patel

Author of the Column: Dr. Niranjan Patel
smokingAddiction of Tobacco has very much toxic and hazardous ill effects on the overall health. On the worlds No Tobacco day I dedicate my article for those who wants to quit tobacco for rest of their life. Tobacco is smoke inhaled through Beeds, Cigarette, Hukke or it’s chewed in gutkha, mawa , khaini , sukha, and pan. Tobacco has the poisonous effect on the humans due to Tar and Alkaloids. Nicotine which is a strong stimulant poison. In moderate doses, it stimulates the brain and has soothing effects and in large doses works as a sedative which is the main thing . Students, youngsters, and adults are getting fascinated by the Tobacco , but they forget about the long time adverse ill effects. The continuous use of Tobacco leads to addiction

Adverse Effects:

  1. Cancer of Lung, Mouth, Phyarynx, esophagus
  2. Cigarette smoking leads to Lung cancer
  3. Chewing of tobacco leads to Mouth cancer
  • Heavy smokers develop – Bronchitis and shortness of breath ( Emphysema, chronic lung diseases )
  • Tar of the smoke gets accumulated and deposited in the Nose, throat, lungs and arteries.
  • Nicotine causes premature hardening of arteries which in turn leads to hypertension and heart attack.
  • Beedi and cigarette smoke has carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, and nonoxidized nicotine. It leads to injuries of Heart.
  • Smoking during pregnancy leads to miscarriage , Premature delivery, and small babies.
  • Tobacco smoke contains- pyridine which causes staining of teeth.
  • Smoking leads to digestive disorders.
  • The Hukka which was banned re entered Indian pubs which have very toxic effects.
  • In spite of that, our young generation is getting fascinated and addicted to it.
  • Through it’s been written on the pack of cigarette that causes cancer in spite of that people neglect it due to ignorance of its hazardous side effects.

 

TIPS FOR QUITING TOBACCO:

  • Sip cold water through straw very slowly which release dopamore the feel good hormone.
  • Eat small meals.
  • Brush your teeth often to make your mouth fresh.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • The movie , library , stores and in public places “ No Smoking” should have made compulsory.
  • Always be focused on quitting the Tobacco and also remember the purpose of quiting.
  • Always try to be busy.
  • Be patient, confident on stay on your track of quiting.
  • Avoid the company of addicted friends and colleagues.
  • Always take the support of your inmates who have been successful in quiting.
  • Friends and family should also have to be supportive.
  • Be alert on negative emotions ie. Stress and strain, anger and frustrations.
  • Do some good and fruitful activities which you like.
  • Keep a check list of feeling good ie. Money saving , tasty food, good smell, feeling more energetic .
  • This is a positive technique used to cut down the usage of tobacco.
  • The tobacco consuming urge is due to craving ie. Why keep something in the mouth such as sugar-free gums , hard candy, and healthy snack.
  • Once you make it through first 2 weeks then for life time you will remain nicotine addiction free.

MEDICAL HELP:

  • Consultant, psychiatrist

Modern Science  :

De- addiction  specialist and centers.

Ayurveda :

Shirodhara, shiro basti and herbal medicines.

Yogasanas, Pranayama and meditation under good supervision.

Diet:

  1. Avoid Hot and spicy foods.
  2. Consume light and satvic food, have dry food
  3. Consume 5-10 black currents in the morning  soaked overnight.
  4. Be determined. Think of yourself and your family which will help to leave your addiction.

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