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NICOTINE DEPENDENCY2019-05-28T05:57:17+00:00

 NICOTINE DEPENDENCY

CONDITION
Dependency on nicotine is the single issue that prevents millions from quitting smoking. There is no doubt nowadays that smoking is extremely harmful, yet once the habit has formed, it is very difficult to break.
Smoking tobacco (i.e. cigarettes, cigars, pipes) is the fastest way of delivering nicotine to the bloodstream and this makes it all the more potentially habitual. Furthermore, tobacco smoke includes a range of other chemicals which enhance the dependency on nicotine.

SMOKING HEALTH RISKS

Smoking is one of the biggest causes of death and illness in the India and accounts for around 1 crore deaths in the India each year. Smoking increases the risk of developing over 50 serious health conditions; some of which can be fatal while others can cause irreversible long-term health damage.

CANCER

  • Smoking causes about 90% of lung cancers

  • Also causes cancer in many other parts of the body, including: mouth, lips, throat, voice box (larynx), esophagus (food pipe), bladder, kidney,  liver, stomach and pancreas

PREGNANCY

  • Smoking while pregnant can endanger the health of both mother and unborn baby

  • Increases the risk of miscarriage, premature (early) birth, a low birth weight baby, stillbirth

HEART/CIRCULATION

  • Smoking damages your heart and your blood circulation

  • Increases the risk of coronary heart disease, peripheral vascular disease (damaged blood vessels), cerebrovascular disease

  • Increases the risk of heart attack and stroke

LUNG DAMAGE

  • Smoking damages the lungs

  • Increases the risk of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which incorporates bronchitis and emphysema

  • Increases the risk of pneumonia

TREATMENTS FOR NICOTINE DEPENDENCY

Stopping smoking is hard, but there is support. Some of this is available at mindfulTMS Neurocare Center.

  • We provide treatment plan, advice, nicotine replacement and stop smoking medication

  • Nicotine patches, gums or sprays are available to help patients stop smoking through substitution

  • We help people to reduce nicotine dependency and quit smoking through Cognitive Behavior Therapy, counselling and several advanced therapies

Nicotine dependency is strong and none of these work without determined effort on the part of the patient. However, the rewards are almost immediate improvement to health and life expectancy.

TMS TREATMENT FOR NICOTINE DEPENDENCY

We believe that TMS – Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation can offer an alternative treatment option for nicotine dependency.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation works directly on the associated areas of the brain and has shown excellent results in a variety of treatment areas, including helping people to stop smoking.

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