Fast Facts: Smoking cessation by Robert West, Saul Shiffman

By Robert West, Saul Shiffman

Cigarette smoking is the only greatest preventable reason behind loss of life and affliction within the business international, and bills for 4.9 million deaths around the world each year. "Fast evidence - Smoking Cessation" offers lots of functional recommendation in a transparent and eloquent kind, in addition to present information regarding the consequences of smoking at the physique, of smoking cessation and the myths approximately smoking and quitting. The authors, either stated specialists within the box, have produced a concise and interesting instruction manual that may end up worthy to someone who ever files smoking as a necessary signal.

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Com Effects of smoking and smoking cessation pressure than non-smokers (controlling for other factors such as body mass index). Indeed, on rare occasions cessation of smoking has been found to be followed by an increase in blood pressure and even manifest hypertension. The reason for this is not clear. 9 million people worldwide each year. • Nicotine binds to nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and acts, among other things, as a central nervous system stimulant. It has relatively few adverse health effects and does not cause cancer.

The advice to stop should be directed at triggering a quit attempt by personalizing the risks of smoking, creating a sense of urgency, acknowledging previous attempts to stop and providing hope by talking about the help that is available. 57 © 2007 Health Press Ltd. com Fast Facts: Smoking Cessation Key references Fiore MC, Bailey W, Cohen S et al. Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence. Washington DC: United States Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS), 2000. West R, McNeill A, Raw M.

MacNee W, Rennard SI. Fast Facts: COPD. Oxford: Health Press, 2004. West R. Smoking and pregnancy. Fetal Maternal Med Rev 2002;13:181–94. Nicotine Addiction in Britain – a Report of the Tobacco Advisory Group. London: Royal College of Physicians, 2000. 40 © 2007 Health Press Ltd. com 5 Addiction to cigarettes What is addiction? Drug addiction used to be thought of as a biological need for a drug that arises because of physiological adaptation to the presence of the drug in the body. The body becomes ‘dependent’ on the drug to be able to function normally.

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