If you’re trying to quit smoking, there’s lots of support and advice available.
You may have seen the signs in your local pharmacy or supermarket; the health warnings that tell you what smoking can do to your body. They’re usually accompanied by posters about the serious consequences of smoking such as:
It’s important to remember that smoking isn’t just bad for you, it’s also bad for your family. Your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews will miss out on a lifetime of healthy living.
Smoking is a major cause of many illnesses and diseases, including lung cancer. It can also damage your heart, blood vessels, pancreas, brain and digestive system.
Every year around 1.35 million Indians die from smoking related illness. The good news is that quitting smoking can improve your quality of life now and in the future. Quitting smoking has been linked to a longer lifespan and fewer colds. It also reduces your risk of developing heart disease and stroke, and you’ll be healthier and happier too.
DE ADDICTION HELPLINE NUMBERS
They provide free information about quitting smoking and links to local quit programs. They also provides counselling and support to help people quit smoking. They operate 24 hours a day every day.
TOBACCO QUIT HELPLINE : – 1800-11-2356
( Timings : 8am to 8pm )
Many public hospitals offer free stop smoking services. These include stop smoking clinics and stop smoking counseling. You can talk to a doctor about quitting, ask for a prescription and get the medication you need. You can also get nicotine replacement therapy (NRT).
Try to quit at least three months before any pregnancy. If you’ve been smoking for a long time it can be hard to quit. To help you, your dentist may offer some extra support. We can give you a prescription for NRT.
Smoking is a habit that takes a lot of effort to break. The more you smoke, the easier it becomes. The first couple of weeks will be the hardest, but after that your chances of stopping improve.
Not everyone needs to quit. Some people find they can cut down. If you have a bad cough or chest pain, talk to your dentist. Your dentist can check you over and see if anything else is wrong with you.