Quit Smoking – Rauchen Aufgeben http://rauchen-aufgeben.org/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 10:25:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Quit Smoking – Rauchen Aufgeben http://rauchen-aufgeben.org/ 32 32 Is it good or bad for you? – Cleveland Clinic https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/is-it-good-or-bad-for-you-cleveland-clinic/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 10:25:00 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/is-it-good-or-bad-for-you-cleveland-clinic/ Chewing gum is harmless, right? In fact, you may have even heard somewhere that it’s actually good for your teeth. Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy But dentist Karyn Kahn, DDS, urges you to think […]]]>

Chewing gum is harmless, right? In fact, you may have even heard somewhere that it’s actually good for your teeth.

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But dentist Karyn Kahn, DDS, urges you to think twice before unwrapping the next piece of gum. It turns out that gum can pose serious risks to your jawbone and teeth.

Is chewing too much gum bad for your jaw?

Your jaw movement happens at your temporomandibular joints, located in front of each ear. A network of muscles supports this joint. Muscles pull your jaw together so you can chew and move your jaw from side to side.

Usually, you chew to break food into small pieces that you can swallow. With chewing gum, however, you chew just to…chew. Dentists consider chewing gum to be parafunctional or outside of normal function.

“Parafunctional habits, such as chewing gum, can cause temporomandibular disorders or worsen existing conditions,” says Dr. Kahn.

Constant chewing of gum puts excessive force on your temporomandibular joints, muscles, and teeth, resulting in overload, imbalance, and misalignment. This can lead to :

  • Click or jump in one or both temporomandibular joints.
  • Headache.
  • Jaw pain.
  • Tooth fracture.

“For some people, even a small change in their temporomandibular joint can cause severe pain when they move their jaw,” says Dr. Kahn.

Anyone with a temporomandibular disorder (sometimes just called TMJ) should avoid gum altogether, says Dr. Kahn. For everyone else, she recommends limiting gum chewing to less than 15 minutes a day to avoid causing problems.

Sugar in gum can cause tooth decay

Gum sales began in the United States in the mid-1800s and quickly became widespread. In the 1920s, Americans chewed an average of 105 pieces of gum a year.

Early on, manufacturers realized that adding flavorings and sugar to gum increased its appeal. But in the 1950s, dentists realized that added sugar caused tooth decay.

Tooth decay occurs because bacteria in your mouth break down sugar into acid. The acid eats away at the hard surface of your tooth enamel, a process that creates holes in the enamel and pathways for bacteria to infect the dentin layer and pulp tissues of your teeth. Eventually, as your tooth decays, it may need to be root canaled to save it.

Are there any benefits to chewing gum?

To promote better oral health, the first sugar-free gummies appeared on the market in the 1960s.

Sugar-free gum contains artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, stevia, xylitol and sorbitol which do not contribute to tooth decay. In fact, research suggests that chewing sugar-free gum may have some benefits.

For example, chewing gum triggers the production of saliva, which improves oral health by removing leftover food and neutralizing acids produced by bacteria in your mouth.

But Dr. Kahn cautions against chewing gum as a replacement for regular brushing after meals or for other oral health habits. “The best way to keep your teeth healthy is to brush your teeth after every meal and floss daily,” she says.

Gum can help with dry mouth (but may not be the best way)

Dry mouth, or xerostomia, is a common condition that occurs when your mouth doesn’t produce enough saliva. This can cause bad breath and eventually tooth decay.

“Gum increases saliva production, but frequent gum chewing probably isn’t the best way to treat dry mouth,” Dr. Kahn notes. Frequent sips of water can be just as effective. And there are medications you can take to increase your natural saliva production.

Your healthcare provider can help you find the underlying cause of your dry mouth and help prevent it or develop a plan to reduce your symptoms.

There is no evidence that chewing gum relieves stress

Many people swear by the gum to help them feel calmer, focus during a test, or resist a tempting snack. But the scientific evidence is mixed. There is no concrete evidence that gum has any significant effect on your mental health, grades, or weight.

If you think chewing gum helps you in some aspect of your life, Dr. Kahn suggests you consider weighing those benefits against the potential negative side effects of chewing gum. Look for other ways to relieve stress and improve your concentration.

Nicotine gum can help you quit smoking

Quitting smoking is one of the most important things you can do to improve your health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that in 2020 about 12% of American adults still smoked. Many people who smoke try to quit but fail.

Nicotine gum is one strategy people use to help quit smoking. It is not a chewing gum that you continuously chew. You chew a little to release some nicotine, then place it between your cheek and your gumline, repeating this process for about 30 minutes. Some of the oral side effects include:

  • Excess saliva.
  • Jaw pain.
  • Mouth irritation.

Although nicotine gum is intended for temporary use, Dr. Kahn advises caution and suggests combining or replacing nicotine gum with other smoking cessation strategies such as coaching, nicotine patches, non-nicotine medications, etc.

Is gum bad for you? The bottom line

Contrary to the old joke, most people can walk and chew gum at the same time. But that doesn’t mean you should. Chewing gum can cause serious jaw and tooth problems.

Dr. Kahn shares these important tips for reducing your risk of gum-related problems.

  1. Avoid gum if you have jaw problems. If you have experienced TMJ dysfunction or are beginning to experience popping, popping, or pain in your jaw, you should not chew gum. If these problems are new, see your dentist.
  2. Limit your gum chewing. No jaw problem? Let’s keep it that way. Dr. Kahn says you shouldn’t chew gum for more than about 15 minutes a day.
  3. Sugar free only! If you must chew gum, stick to the sugar-free variety. Sweet gum should be banned.
  4. Maintain good oral hygiene. Dr. Kahn cautions against chewing gum as a replacement for regular brushing after meals or for other oral health habits. “If you’re going to chew gum after meals, that should be in addition to — not instead of — brushing and flossing,” she says.
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The FDA’s war on Juul is bad health policy https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/the-fdas-war-on-juul-is-bad-health-policy/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 20:58:50 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/the-fdas-war-on-juul-is-bad-health-policy/ The Food and Drug Administration has once again exposed a deadly threat to the health of Americans: the FDA itself. Smoking rates have plummeted among Americans over the past decade, but now the agency’s empire-building bureaucrats are doing their best to reverse that trend. The FDA has ordered Juul to stop selling its e-cigarette (popularly […]]]>

The Food and Drug Administration has once again exposed a deadly threat to the health of Americans: the FDA itself. Smoking rates have plummeted among Americans over the past decade, but now the agency’s empire-building bureaucrats are doing their best to reverse that trend.

The FDA has ordered Juul to stop selling its e-cigarette (popularly known as Juul), the most effective technology ever designed to get smokers to quit. The agency also proposes limiting the amount of nicotine in traditional cigarettes, an approach that has failed in the past to wean smokers from their habit – and would perversely encourage them to obtain their nicotine in more dangerous ways, either by smoking. more cigarettes or buying full-strength products on the black market.

Juul’s ban, temporarily suspended by a federal judge while Juul appeals the FDA order, defies not only public health principles but also political common sense: why upset millions of voters during an election year by taking away their vape sticks? The FDA admitted it could point to no “immediate danger” to the public from Juul. He claimed the company hadn’t provided enough information about Juul’s safety, but that claim is dubious: Juul spent over $100 million on its FDA filing. Either way, it’s silly to quibble about the unknown minor risks of e-cigarettes, which the UK public health agency estimates to be 95% safer than tobacco cigarettes.

The ban only makes sense as a concession to bureaucrats and special interests threatened by e-cigarettes, which provide the many benefits of nicotine – weight control, improved concentration and cognitive performance, reduced anxiety and improved mood – without the thousands of toxins found in tobacco. smoke. Like caffeine, nicotine is addictive and causes mild, temporary increases in blood pressure, but both are “fairly harmless”, as the British Royal Society for Public Health concluded.

Anti-vaping activists and their allies at the FDA have claimed e-cigarettes serve as a “gateway” to smoking for teens, but teen smoking rates have fallen much faster in the age of vaping than they have in the past. previous ones. When e-cigarettes were introduced ten years ago, 13% of high school students smoked; today the figure is less than 2%.

Nobody wants to see teenagers addicted to nicotine, but it’s already illegal for them to buy e-cigarettes. Surveys show that the rate of vaping among high school students has dropped sharply over the past two years, and most teenage vapers only do it occasionally, often without nicotine. (A majority say they use vaping devices for marijuana, but progressive activists don’t use that as a reason to ban the sale of marijuana to adults.)

Smoking rates among adults also declined sharply during the vaping era, especially after the introduction of Juul, and the health benefits were evident. A recent study, which followed more than 30,000 Americans for six years, found that the rate of cardiovascular disease among e-cigarette users was one-third lower than the rate among smokers, and no different from the rate among people who did not smoke or vape.

Other studies have shown that e-cigarettes help smokers quit smoking and are much more effective than other nicotine replacement therapies (like nicotine patches or gum). Even smokers who have no intention of quitting are much more likely to quit if they use an e-cigarette at least once a day. Juul has been particularly successful because it delivers a high dose of nicotine in a form that is absorbed quickly, like in a tobacco cigarette. A study found that 50% of smokers who bought Juuls quit smoking within a year. Another showed that smokers are more likely to quit if they use a full-strength Juul rather than one with less nicotine.

This is great news for public health, but bad news for the companies that market less effective smoking cessation products, as well as the activists, academics and bureaucrats who have built careers fighting cigarettes. Now that so many Americans have used vaping devices to quit smoking on their own, how can anti-tobacco activists justify their work? A lot of money is at stake: more than $800 million a year the FDA collects in tobacco user fees, which are supposed to be spent on improving health by reducing the harms of tobacco products.

To keep the money flowing, bureaucrats misleadingly defined the e-cigarette as a “tobacco product” and set a new goal of eliminating the regular use of nicotine. Since beginning its campaign against e-cigarettes, the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products has more than doubled the size of its staff, to more than 1,100 people, and it has handed out hundreds of millions of dollars a year in grants external sources, many of them to non-profit organisations. spread anti-vaping messages and to researchers advocating for nicotine bans.

Unfortunately, the FDA’s misinformation campaign was successful, aided by mainstream journalists who created a moral panic by blaming e-cigarettes for deaths that were actually caused by black market THC products. At the start of the vaping era, most Americans realized that e-cigarettes were safer than tobacco cigarettes, but in later surveys a majority said e-cigarettes were just as dangerous, if not more dangerous, a mistaken belief that will shorten the lives of many smokers.

Banning nicotine is an unnecessary and unrealistic goal. Alcohol abuse is a much bigger problem than teenage smoking, but we’ve learned that banning the sale of alcohol to adults will create more problems than it solves. The same is true for electronic cigarettes. If the FDA succeeds in banning Juul and similar products, Americans will simply revert to tobacco cigarettes or turn to modern smugglers for less safe vaping devices.

“There are at least 4 million former adult smokers who have successfully quit using e-cigarettes and who remain dependent on these products to quit smoking,” says Michael Siegel of Tufts University, who studies e-cigarettes. tobacco control for three decades. “If the FDA disapproves of most e-cigarettes, the end result will be a large number of former smokers starting to smoke again, which would be a public health tragedy.”

In the fantasy world of the FDA, smokers will be saved once the level of nicotine in cigarettes is lowered to “non-addictive” levels. The agency last week announced its intention to limit the level of nicotine in all cigarettes, and it even said that very low nicotine cigarettes were “appropriate for the protection of public health”. It’s a bizarre endorsement for a deadly product, especially given the past failure of low-nicotine cigarettes to entice smokers to quit, as University of Louisville professor of medicine Brad rodu.

“If the only cigarettes the FDA has cleared are low-nicotine, that’s a perfect setup for the black market,” says Rodu, who writes the Tobacco Truth blog. “The FDA has banned Juul, a far less dangerous and uniquely successful cigarette substitute for millions of American adult smokers, while approving cigarettes that contain virtually none of the essentially harmless nicotine and all of the toxins found in traditional cigarettes. These illogical actions will have no impact on the annual smoking death toll of half a million Americans – or they could perversely increase it.

For now, the best hope for sound policy remains outside the FDA. Maybe the courts will shield Juul from FDA madness, and maybe politicians facing re-election will defend nicotine-loving voters. But as long as the agency and its $800 million in tobacco royalties remain under the control of nicotine prohibitionists, the FDA will remain dangerous to the health of Americans.

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Let’s talk about nicotine | American Council on Science and Health https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/lets-talk-about-nicotine-american-council-on-science-and-health/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/lets-talk-about-nicotine-american-council-on-science-and-health/ The FDA’s decision to require lower levels of nicotine in cigarettes is based on the idea that by lowering the dose enough, a non-addictive cigarette could be created. What scientific evidence do we have about what this nicotine dosage might be? To find an answer, I looked at a nicotine review from 2012. Here’s what […]]]>

The FDA’s decision to require lower levels of nicotine in cigarettes is based on the idea that by lowering the dose enough, a non-addictive cigarette could be created. What scientific evidence do we have about what this nicotine dosage might be? To find an answer, I looked at a nicotine review from 2012. Here’s what I found.

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (FSPTCA), passed in 2009, gives the FDA the authority to reduce but not eliminate nicotine from tobacco products. This involved the “denicotinization” of tobacco, reducing the amount of nicotine, either through chemical extraction or through modified tobacco crops. This is not a “light” cigarette, which reduces nicotine by placing small ventilation holes in the filter – which has never been shown to reduce nicotine, and this labeling is banned in the United States . While the decline in smoking through current regulations and taxes appears to be “hitting a wall” (falling from 19% to 14% between 2010 and 2018), regulators looking for a science-based approach have focused on identifying a threshold for nicotine addiction.

Nicotine addiction threshold

Cigarettes contain between 1 and 1.5 mg of nicotine, of which a varying amount will be delivered to the smoker’s bloodstream depending on the depth and frequency of inhalation. Invasive studies using multiple blood samples have shown that smokers maintain nicotine levels between 10 and 50 ng/ml. Similarly, other studies in blood samples rely on cotinine, a non-addictive metabolic byproduct of nicotine that acts as a biomarker of nicotine levels. Most often, to completely avoid blood samples, the marker of the nicotine level is the number of cigarettes smoked.

Studies on chippers, individuals who smoke intermittently or only a few cigarettes, have identified a blood level of cotinine of 50 ng/ml, the biomarker of nicotine. The chippers smoke about five cigarettes (therefore 5 mg of nicotine) per day, and the researchers concluded that a cigarette containing 0.17 mg of nicotine would be below an addiction threshold. Obviously, this is an approximation at best.

A larger question is wrapped up in the term “dependency threshold”. What do we mean by addiction? There is no clear line between ‘addicted and non-addicted smokers’. Some researchers rely on DSM-V criteria [1]others on the Fagerström scale Test for Nicotine Dependence (FTND) [2]. Unfortunately, there is no clear correlation between these two addiction criteria, and “there is still no consensus on which represents the most reliable and valid method for assessing nicotine addiction” .

Nicotine Reinforcement Threshold

Compounding the ambiguity of definitions is the concept of nicotine reinforcement – “the lowest dose of nicotine that will increase or maintain nicotine self-administration behaviors”. Reinforcement is easier to measure because it involves short-term studies, whereas establishing addiction requires longer time frames. Given the difficulties of identifying a target for nicotine addiction, these researchers believed that the reinforcement threshold would be an objective and more scientific target for regulation.

Studies of a reinforcement threshold have their limits. Because smoking releases varying amounts of nicotine, most studies have used pure nicotine given as a nasal spray or intravenously – not accurately replicating individual and social interactions, for example, that first cigarette with a cup of coffee or the cigarette break at work, which can be part of the addictive nature of tobacco. Studies using a nasal spray have not demonstrated a threshold for reinforcement.

Intravenous studies have provided additional information. First, the reinforcement was temporal; a booster dose, given more effectively intravenously, produced a “rush.” Think about that first puff, long and deep. Second, after a host of studies, there was general agreement that the “rough” dose of reinforcing nicotine was between 1.5 and 6.0 µg/kg. But even this range comes with caveats, including the need to identify genetic, gender, or ethnic differences, the possibility that cigarettes contain other substances that aid nicotine levels (e.g. menthol), and to determine the extent to which a reinforcement threshold predicts long-term use.

How would a low nicotine cigarette affect public health?

We should also consider the rationale for reducing nicotine levels. Are new smokers looking for nicotine addiction or some type of social acceptance from their peers? As one health psychology professor wrote:

“Experimentation with smoking typically occurs in early adolescence and is primarily driven by psychosocial motives. For a beginner, smoking a cigarette is a symbolic act…Children who are attracted to this adolescent affirmation of perceived adulthood or insubordination are rather from backgrounds favorable to smoking…. [and] also tend not to succeed on their own or society’s terms…”

Theoretically, if a non-addictive dosage were identified, these cigarettes would no longer be chemically addictive. New smokers would be protected from chemical addiction which reinforces social behaviors and could more easily quit.

Would a lower dose of nicotine help these new and existing smokers quit? The two biggest advocates of lowering nicotine levels reported on three such studies. In each study, low-nicotine cigarettes resulted in lower nicotine levels, and “some smokers quit smoking spontaneously, and those who continued to smoke reported a lower level of dependence.” These smokers also did not increase the number of cigarettes they smoked to achieve a higher level of nicotine. This suggests that none of these amounts, as low as 0.05 mg nicotine/cigarette, were below the reinforcing level of nicotine. More importantly, the researchers felt that cigarette consumption did not increase “due to the satiating effect of tar, chemical irritants, and associated taste, levels of which were unchanged in reduced nicotine cigarettes.” “. Let me repeat this, low nicotine cigarettes reduced nicotine but had no impact on combustion products associated with cancer – an unintended consequence, at least if we do not consider the scientific data we already have. .

Final Thoughts

The FDA’s proposal to reduce nicotine in cigarettes has been dragging on for years. The only change was that a proposal will go out for public comment next year. These comments will initiate a contentious debate between tobacco companies and smoking cessation advocates – we need only consider the recent ban on menthol as a harbinger of things to come.

Deliberately inhaling hot gases containing combustion products is stupid and will have a negative impact on your health. Reducing the level of nicotine in cigarettes sounds like a good idea, but what we know about nicotine so far indicates that these theoretical low-nicotine cigarettes are unlikely to be useful to current smokers. It is not known if this could reduce the possibility of a new smoker continuing. Getting the toothpaste back in the tube is tricky, and be wary of solutions that sound good but make uncertain assumptions.

[1] To paraphrase, tobacco use disorder manifests two or more of these symptoms.

  • Persistent desire or unsuccessful attempt to control tobacco use, including larger amounts or longer periods of use
  • Recurrent tobacco use leads to failure of obligations at work, school, or home. Persistent use despite social or interpersonal problems, e.g. eg, arguments or missed social obligations, exacerbated by smoking
  • Tobacco use when physically dangerous
  • Continue to use it even if you know it has a deleterious effect on your health, physical or mental.
  • Tobacco tolerance by using increased amounts or experiencing decreased effects from current amounts.
  • Smoking withdrawal symptoms

[2] The Fagerström test for nicotine dependence consists of six questions about cigarette smoking, compulsion and addiction. On a scale of 1 to 10, more is more dependent.

Source: Nicotine Reinforcement Threshold as a Target for Tobacco Control in Alcohol and Drug Addiction DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2012.04.02

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Links between vape prescribers and sellers raise concerns https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/links-between-vape-prescribers-and-sellers-raise-concerns/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 19:00:00 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/links-between-vape-prescribers-and-sellers-raise-concerns/ The service offers a Telehealth telephone consultation that is billed in bulk or, for $45, issues a prescription via an online form. The email did not mention that vapes must be prescribed to quit smoking. However, the Smartstop website states that it “provides nicotine replacement therapy and education to move quickly [people] away from smoking. […]]]>

The service offers a Telehealth telephone consultation that is billed in bulk or, for $45, issues a prescription via an online form.

The email did not mention that vapes must be prescribed to quit smoking. However, the Smartstop website states that it “provides nicotine replacement therapy and education to move quickly [people] away from smoking.

“Only one in three people who have used e-cigarettes said they used them to help quit smoking, so most people use them recreationally.”

Federal Chief Health Officer Paul Kelly

Prescription Vape, an Australian pharmaceutical company, also offers prescriptions and vaping products.

A spokesperson for Prescription Vape said it only issued scripts to people who had failed with other smoking cessation methods.

Both services declined to provide details of their medical staff, but said they were licensed prescribers. Their physicians are not on the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s list of more than 700 authorized prescribers of nicotine vaping products, although listing is not mandatory.

The large pharmacy chain Chemist Warehouse directs customers wishing to buy vapes to the Instant Switch online service, whose prescribers are listed.

“We are very concerned that patients are being given prescriptions in this way,” said Dr Bruce Willett, vice-president of the Royal Australian College of GPs, urging people wishing to quit smoking to consult their GP.

The National Health and Medical Research Council released its latest report on e-cigarettes on Thursday, concluding that “vapor from e-cigarette devices may be harmful and there is limited evidence that e-cigarettes are effective in helping smokers to quit”.

Bonning said the association does not consider vaping a good cessation aid. The college of GPs sees vaping as a “second or third” option for people trying to quit smoking, Willett said.

Since January, NSW Health has seized more than $1 million worth of illegal e-cigarettes and liquids containing nicotine from convenience stores, gas stations and other unauthorized vendors.

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Arash Taji, a pharmacist at Melbourne’s Amcal Pharmacy Prahran, which fulfills orders for Smartstop nationwide, said the illegal market was still significantly larger than the number of prescriptions dispensed.

“I fill out the scripts because we see it as a way to quit smoking,” he said.

Dr. Samuel Murray, chief executive of Quit Clinics, whose $85 consultation service for current smokers is listed on vaping websites despite not being affiliated with them, agreed that the illegal market, especially for teenagers, was a bigger problem. His average patient is in his early 40s.

He also found issues with doctors working for vaping providers, but noted that Australia was the only OECD country where nicotine vaping was regulated as a medicine rather than a consumer product and he thought his service was needed because there were not enough GPs prescribed.

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The National Health and Medical Research Council said it was particularly concerned about rising vaping rates among young people who had never smoked before.

“Only one in three people who have used e-cigarettes said they used them to help quit smoking, so most people use them recreationally,” Chief Public Health Officer Paul Kelly said. .

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Hypnosis, a post-covid option to help people quit and stop smoking https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/hypnosis-a-post-covid-option-to-help-people-quit-and-stop-smoking/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 09:24:25 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/hypnosis-a-post-covid-option-to-help-people-quit-and-stop-smoking/ Lincoln, United States – June 23, 2022 — The dangers of smoking after Covid and the harmful effects of smoking on your health are common knowledge, find out how the many people who have become addicted to smoking can now become non-smokers. Most smoking cessation programs can increase an individual’s strength to resist the urge […]]]>

The dangers of smoking after Covid and the harmful effects of smoking on your health are common knowledge, find out how the many people who have become addicted to smoking can now become non-smokers.

Most smoking cessation programs can increase an individual’s strength to resist the urge to smoke.

However, they rely on willpower and for most people that just doesn’t work. The will fluctuates like moods and emotions one day it can be strong and the next it can be a week. It can make the habit worse.

Hypnosis works to eliminate the desire to smoke by sending the desire to smoke, like learning a new skill by putting the smoking behind you and then putting the habit behind you. Change your belief and create a smoke-free life. Hypnosis helps you change your perception and your beliefs.

No one wants to gain weight when they quit smoking, hypnosis is used to reduce the risk of weight gain by replacing old useless habits such as nervousness, stress or boredom, learning new life skills adaptation to cope with life.

For smokers, there is both a physical and an emotional process they must go through to be effective. Smoking should solve these and other problems. Hypnosis addresses the emotional aspects of smoking. Services can include the reason the person started smoking and can then identify a strategy for the person’s desired outcome based on their specific needs. Hypnosis addresses the physical, mental and emotional elements to change the smoker. Hypnosis trains the mind and uses your natural ability to imagine and visualize being smoke free. Clients learn from A to Z about how to be smoke-free. Hypnosis is the most effective way to quit smoking not only for a few days, weeks or months, but the result is for the rest of your life. Most smokers succeed and then become smoke-free for life. Remember that hypnosis is not magic, it works through the client and the certified hypnotist placing a client in a program based on their needs. Be sure to go to a certified hypnotist; All hypnotists are not the same, just like all doctors are not the same.

If you are tired of smoking and want to change this horrible habit and lead a healthy life, then hypnosis may be right for you.

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Schools are crying out for help with kids as young as seven vaping https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/schools-are-crying-out-for-help-with-kids-as-young-as-seven-vaping/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 06:33:18 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/schools-are-crying-out-for-help-with-kids-as-young-as-seven-vaping/ There are concerns that children as young as seven are vaping in New Zealand. And figures suggest that up to 25% of 15-year-olds vape regularly. The government has revealed it is planning a health campaign targeting young people later this year, and many are hoping it will take a tough stance, like Australia. Erin Beamish, […]]]>

There are concerns that children as young as seven are vaping in New Zealand. And figures suggest that up to 25% of 15-year-olds vape regularly.

The government has revealed it is planning a health campaign targeting young people later this year, and many are hoping it will take a tough stance, like Australia.

Erin Beamish, a 13th year student at St Catherine’s College, says there’s a lot of pressure to vape, especially on social media.

“It’s seen as, ‘oh, if I don’t vape, I’m not cool’, you know, it’s kind of a trendy thing.”

And it’s becoming more and more common.

“Twenty to 25% of 15-year-olds vape regularly,” said John O’Connell, CEO of the Life Education Trust.

And he said some start even younger.

“We hear reports from directors, as young as seven and eight.”

In association with the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation, Life Education Trust has launched a behind-the-scenes production to teach young people about the dangers of vaping through drama.

O’Connell says smoking has been virtually eradicated among young people, but vaping has become a new problem and schools are crying out for help.

“I think the biggest problem is nicotine addiction. So in Australia to buy a nicotine vape you need a doctor’s prescription, here you buy them from a local dairy. And of course the nicotine, you talk about mental health issues around addiction, you talk about mood swings and anxiety.”

He said New Zealand can learn from Australia. New South Wales Health launched a campaign this year to challenge teenage vaping, warning of harmful chemicals, addiction, impact on young brains.

Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall said plans were underway.

“We will be launching a campaign later this year to make sure young people are aware of the harms of vaping,” she said.

“Because we see vaping as a tool to help people quit smoking, we don’t want young people to start vaping right away.”

It’s an offense to sell vapes to those under 18, and dairies are limited to selling three unappealing flavors. But retailers have found an easy workaround. By dedicating a space to vapes, they can be categorized as a specialty vape store, allowing them to sell all the flavors they like.

There are now 661 specialty vape stores nationwide, double the number of McDonald’s and KFC combined.

Schools want tougher restrictions and better awareness to stop teens from vaping now.

“It takes a huge body of evidence before legislation is put in place to bring about change. We are concerned that by the time this huge body of evidence is collected, it will be too late,” said Halina McDonald, director pastoral assistant. at Sainte-Catherine College

Too late if teens are already addicted.

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Three generations of the same Northumberland family finally started smoking together https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/three-generations-of-the-same-northumberland-family-finally-started-smoking-together/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 15:00:00 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/three-generations-of-the-same-northumberland-family-finally-started-smoking-together/ She used to pinch her parents’ cigarettes, smoked for over thirty years and didn’t even quit when she developed bronchitis – but Karen Pugh from Northumberland finally quit the habit with the help of her mother and her daughter – both of whom also quit. Three generations of his family – including mum Joan and […]]]>

She used to pinch her parents’ cigarettes, smoked for over thirty years and didn’t even quit when she developed bronchitis – but Karen Pugh from Northumberland finally quit the habit with the help of her mother and her daughter – both of whom also quit.

Three generations of his family – including mum Joan and daughter Bobbie – were smokers. But with the help of e-cigarettes, all three have given up on fags and are now thrilled with the health and financial benefits.

Karen, 49 and from Cramlington, started smoking at 14 and smoked 20 times a day. She said: “Both of my parents were smokers and I used to pluck cigarettes from their packs in the morning to take them with me to school and smoke with my friends. I didn’t know at the time that it was the start of a 35-year-long addiction.”

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Unfortunately, she developed health issues and ended up with bronchitis. This prompted her to quit, but she found it difficult and the nicotine patches didn’t do the trick. She said: “I couldn’t catch my breath, I would be exhausted just walking up the stairs. I ended up in hospital and was diagnosed with bronchitis.

“Shortly after, I was at my granddaughter’s birthday party and felt so bad. I was watching my grandchildren play and felt the strongest desire to be there to see them. grow up. That’s when I decided to quit.

“Nicotine patches gave me the most horrible nightmares, but I tried to hold on. I stopped using patches for 9 months, but went out in the evenings and thought I could get away with it. with a cheeky cigarette Before I knew it I was back to my old ways My husband used to tell me I stank.

But Joan and Bobbie – who were also “running away from our health” with 20-a-day habits – have also decided to quit. “My mom told me she was concerned about her health and age, and if she could do it, I could too, and my daughter suggested trying e-cigarettes. You end up getting addicted to the hand-to-mouth action so it helps to feel like you’re fiddling with a cigarette.” Now, using Smoko e-cigarettes, the trio have all quit smoking for six years.

Karen shared her tips with others. “I tried a cigarette a year after quitting and it almost made me vomit. I can’t stand the smell now,” she said. “I can’t believe I smelled like this before. No wonder my husband told me I stink! It’s easy to replace one unhealthy habit with another, but I’ve found that spending more time exercising helped me not think about smoking and having something to keep my hands busy reduced cravings.”

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Smoking and non-small cell lung cancer: what is the connection? https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/smoking-and-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-what-is-the-connection/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 22:12:34 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/smoking-and-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-what-is-the-connection/ Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer, accounting for approximately 85 percent of all cases. Smoking is by far its main cause. Roughly 90 percent of all cases of lung cancer are due to tobacco use, including cigarettes, cigars and pipes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and […]]]>

Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer, accounting for approximately 85 percent of all cases. Smoking is by far its main cause. Roughly 90 percent of all cases of lung cancer are due to tobacco use, including cigarettes, cigars and pipes.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, many of which are poisons. At least 70 of them are known to cause cancer in humans or animals.

You can reduce your risk of NSCLC if you quit smoking, but your risk will still be higher than if you had never smoked. If you have already been diagnosed with NSCLC in its early stages, quitting smoking can help delay the progression of your cancer.

Cigarettes and other tobacco products directly expose the lungs to at least 70 harmful chemicals. These chemicals can damage DNA inside your cells, especially in your lungs, where you inhale them.

Although our body can sometimes protect itself from this damage, it becomes more difficult to manage over time. Eventually, the damaged cells begin to grow rapidly and form a mass called a tumor or lesion.

According to American Cancer Society (SCA), smoking causes about 9 out of 10 cases of lung cancer in men and about 8 out of 10 cases in women. Your risk increases with the number of cigarettes you smoke per day and the number of years you smoke. Your risk is higher regardless of your smoking method.

Smoke from other people’s cigarettes, known as second-hand smoke, also causes non-small cell lung cancer. Breathing in second-hand smoke can be just as dangerous as smoking yourself.

According to the CDC, exposure to smoke causes more than 7,300 deaths of lung cancer each year in non-smokers.

A earlier study from 2008 found that people exposed to second-hand smoke before age 25 had a higher risk of lung cancer than those first exposed after age 25.

Research also shows that people with NSCLC exposed to second-hand smoke have poorer outcomes, including reduced survival rates.

Yes, quitting smoking will improve your outlook for non-small cell lung cancer. It’s never too late to quit. Even if you quit after smoking for a long time, there are still health benefits.

Studies show that current smokers at the time of NSCLC diagnosis have lower survival rates than former smokers, people who have recently quit, and those who have never smoked.

Even after a lung cancer diagnosis, research shows that quitting smoking can help people live longer. A study 2021 found that quitting smoking was associated with cancer taking longer to progress (5.7 years versus 3.9 years).

NSCLC Perspectives

The outlook for NSCLC is better when the cancer is found before it has spread outside your lungs (localized). Almost two-thirds of people with early-stage localized NSCLC survive at least 5 years. The 5-year survival rate for overall NSCLC is 26 percent.

It is important to understand that this is only an estimate. Some people with lung cancer survive much longer than 5 years. Additionally, advances in treatments, including targeted therapies and immunotherapies, will continue to improve these rates.

If you smoke, recent research has shown that quitting smoking has been shown to cut your risk of lung cancer by half after 10 years compared to if you continued to smoke.

The best way to reduce your risk of NSCLC is to avoid smoking and secondhand smoking. Quitting isn’t easy, but there are resources available, such as:

  • nicotine replacement therapies (patches, gummies, and inhalers) that deliver nicotine to your body in a safer form than smoking and help you reduce cravings
  • prescription medications such as Chantix or Zyban
  • smokers support groups
  • tips

Through clinical trials, researchers are investigating new ways to help smokers quit.

To avoid second-hand smoke, don’t allow people to smoke in your home or car, and ask smokers not to smoke around you. If you can, try to dine in restaurants and live in accommodation with a smoke-free policy.

After smoking, radon exposure, a natural gas, is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. It is important to note, however, that the risk of lung cancer from radon exposure is higher in smokers than in non-smokers. You can learn how to test your home for radon and reduce the radon level if it is too high.

Smoking tobacco products like cigarettes is the main risk factor for non-small cell lung cancer, the most common type of lung cancer. Smoking can also cause cancer almost anywhere in the body, including the throat, esophagus, stomach, voice box (larynx), kidneys, liver and pancreas.

It’s never too late to quit smoking. Quitting smoking can significantly reduce your risk of lung cancer. After 10 years, your risk of lung cancer is about half that of someone who still smokes. Even if you still have NSCLC, your chances of surviving diagnosis may be higher if you quit smoking as soon as possible.

If you need help or advice to quit smoking, or are concerned about your risk of NSCLC, talk to your doctor.

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Getting more smokers to kick their ‘toxic’ habit | Daily Express Online https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/getting-more-smokers-to-kick-their-toxic-habit-daily-express-online/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 04:43:13 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/getting-more-smokers-to-kick-their-toxic-habit-daily-express-online/ IS SMOKING a big health problem in Malaysia? Yes, it is worrying. The 2019 National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS) shows that one in five Malaysians over the age of 15 are smokers. According to the NHMS, there are approximately 4.7 million male smokers and 135,000 female smokers in the country. Smoking prevalence is 45% […]]]>
IS SMOKING a big health problem in Malaysia? Yes, it is worrying. The 2019 National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS) shows that one in five Malaysians over the age of 15 are smokers. According to the NHMS, there are approximately 4.7 million male smokers and 135,000 female smokers in the country. Smoking prevalence is 45% higher among men in all age groups. Therefore, smoking is a huge cause of concern in Malaysia.

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As of January 2019, smoking is banned from lighting in restaurants with enclosed space in Malaysia. Restaurant owners who fail to put up no smoking signs on the premises risk being fined RM3,000 or serving a 6 month prison sentence. The sale of cigarettes to those under 18 has been banned since May 14, 1994.

The two global regions that have a high number of smokers are Southeast Asia and the Balkan region of Europe. According to the World Health Organization, tobacco kills more than 18 million people a year, active and passive smokers. The Center for Disease Control in the United States cites tobacco as the leading cause of death for preventable disease.

Tobacco use increases the likelihood of developing lung cancer, mouth cancer, heart disease, and blood clots. It also increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes and leads to tooth and gum cavities, as well as wrinkled skin. Cigarettes contain many harmful compounds, including tar, acetone (nail polish remover), DDT (pesticides), cadmium (found in batteries), ammonia (floor cleaner), arsenic (found in termite poison), hydrogen cyanide (the gas used in death chambers) and carbon monoxide (the harmful fumes from car exhaust).

Pharmacists foresaw the impending problems caused by the increase in smoking and redoubled their efforts to educate the public about the “toxic” effects of tobacco. Smoking rates in Malaysia have fallen by 0.8% per year since 2012 and we hope to increase these levels in the days to come.

Smoking is a difficult habit to kick, especially when you become addicted to nicotine. We firmly believe, however, that where there is a will, there is a way. Many community pharmacists in Malaysia are Certified Smoking Cessation Providers (CSCSP). The CSCP training program involves participation in a workshop and practical training in smoking cessation clinics in a public hospital. Those who complete this program receive certificates from the Malaysian Pharmacists Society. They then become program ambassadors who work with smokers to design a quit plan. This plan is based on the current state of health of the smoker, his family history, his economic situation and his level of motivation. The impact tobacco can have on members of a smoker’s household, particularly the presence of young children, is also considered in the plan.

The advantages of quitting smoking will be highlighted during the consultations to motivate the smoker who is trying to quit. For example, after 20 minutes of quitting smoking, the heart rate normalizes, after 12 hours of quitting smoking, the level of carbon monoxide in the blood drops to a normal level, after 2 weeks of quitting smoking , the risk of heart attack decreases significantly and lung function improves.

After quitting smoking for up to nine months, shortness of breath and the tendency to cough decrease significantly.

Meanwhile, smokers who haven’t lit for more than five years have as low a risk of stroke as those who have never pulled on a cigarette.

Healthcare professionals like pharmacists will recommend nicotine replacement therapy during the process to help the patient and will also monitor the side effects of these nicotine products. Licensed nicotine products sold under the supervision of pharmacists aim to reduce the patient’s daily addiction to nicotine.

Since the town hall promotes better health for residents of Kota Kinabalu, take the opportunity to get your friends and loved ones to join a “non-smoking KK clan”. Do not hesitate to consult health professionals, including pharmacists, for help. Let’s create a smoke-free environment and, at the same time, use the money we would normally spend on cigarettes for better purposes. Let’s promote a healthy and smoke-free KK and love KK and its residents more.

#Jemima Ho is a qualified pharmacist and past president of the Sabah Pharmaceutical Society

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Lung cancer, second most common cancer in the valley: Dr Naveed https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/lung-cancer-second-most-common-cancer-in-the-valley-dr-naveed/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 04:14:06 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/lung-cancer-second-most-common-cancer-in-the-valley-dr-naveed/ Dr Naveed Shah is the first J&K Pulmonologist, Professor and Head of Chest Medicine GMC Srinagar who played a leading role in handling the COVID 19 crisis in UT. In an exclusive interview with Rising of Kashmir Special Correspondent Jahangir Sofi, he talks about lung cancer in Kashmir in relation to smoking. Excerpts: Tell us […]]]>

Dr Naveed Shah is the first J&K Pulmonologist, Professor and Head of Chest Medicine GMC Srinagar who played a leading role in handling the COVID 19 crisis in UT.

In an exclusive interview with Rising of Kashmir Special Correspondent Jahangir Sofi, he talks about lung cancer in Kashmir in relation to smoking.

Excerpts:

Tell us something about lung cancers and what are its symptoms?

Our lungs are the spongy organs that help in gas exchange. The lungs are prone to a variety of diseases ranging from common respiratory infections to deadly lung cancers.

In the early stages of lung cancer, patients do not show any kind of signs and symptoms. Typical signs and symptoms of lung cancer develop in later stages of the disease, including shortness of breath, chronic cough that does not resolve with conventional treatment, blood in sputum, chest pain. Change of voice.

How does smoking play a role in disease progression?

People who smoke have a higher chance of developing lung cancer, although there are reports that lung cancer can develop in those who never smoke.

According to Kashmir valley hospital data, lung cancer was found to be the second most common cancer. Over the past few decades, the cancer catastrophe has wreaked havoc across the world, Kashmir has seen an increase in cases of lung and breast cancers.

According to Kashmir valley hospital data, men have higher incidence of lung cancer while women suffer from breast cancers.

There is a direct relationship between the duration of smoking and the number of cigarettes smoked per day. Even if smokers quit smoking, there are risks of developing cancer, but these risks decrease further.

How do you see smoking trends in the Valley?

In Kashmir, the number of people actively involved in cigarette smoking is increasing at an alarming rate, such as the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4), 38.2% of men in Kashmir smoke and an international survey conducted by Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) places Jammu and Kashmir on serial number 6 among all states and union territories in terms of smoking.

Due to its large portion of the population involved in smoking and the exponential increase in the population of smokers every year in the future, Jammu and Kashmir will be tagged as the smoking capital of India. Recently Indian Council of Medical Research published a report titled “Health of Nation States” according to this report J and K have highest incidence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) and the same report attributed this to the increasing population of smokers in J and K. In addition to local brands of cigarettes, imported cigarettes have become a culture of decency and intelligence among young people.

Is there any research or studies on the harm caused by smoking?

Researchers working in this field posit that smoking being full of carcinogens causes drastic changes in the lining of the lungs and this change begins immediately when the cells lining the lungs are exposed to the carcinogens found in cigarette smoke.

In the early stages, our lungs are able to repair this damage, but chronic exposure leads to aberrant lung cell behavior that ultimately results in the development of lung cancer.

Pulmonologists divide lung cancers into two broad categories based on the types of cells involved in lung cancer progression; these include small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer.

Of these two types, small cell lung cancer is widely found in the population of heavy smokers and very rarely in the population of non-smokers. Recently, a study was conducted by SKIMS, and they reported that smoking-related cancers (lung cancers) have increased significantly in the summer capital Srinagar.

In 2014, the International Research Agency concluded that in addition to active smoking, passive smoking of carcinogens can also cause lung cancer.

Can passive smoke increase the risk of lung cancer?

Long-term passive exposure to cigarette smoke increases the risk of lung cancer and breast cancer, cigarette smoke has been reported to contain over 7,000 chemicals of which 70 have been reported to be highly carcinogenic .

Inhaling these chemicals damages the tiny air sacs in the lungs called the alveoli, and over time the cells that line these air sacs undergo DNA mutation and therefore the development of cancer.

How is the disease diagnosed and treated?

Diagnostic tools commonly used for the diagnosis of lung cancer include computed tomography, bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound, and histology.

There are various treatment options available including surgery for early stages and chemo radiation therapy for advanced stages. Immunotherapy, also in eligible cases, has shown great promise in the treatment of inoperable cases.

In most cases, lung cancer is diagnosed when the disease is stage III or stage IV, so the prognosis for lung cancer is poor, but encouraging results have been reported in the treatment of lung cancer if the Diseases are detected early and treated with a multi-modality approach.

And electronic cigarettes?

It is an electronic device that mimics the sensation of smoking by producing mist and delivering nicotine.

These products are new to the market and the side effects associated with long-term use have yet to be established. At present it is unclear whether e-cigarettes are associated with lung cancer, but recently the American Cancer Society postulated that e-cigarettes also contain carcinogens but less in quality and quantity compared to conventional cigarettes.

A chemical called diacetyl used as a flavoring agent in e-cigarettes causes DNA damage that may be a prerequisite for the progression of lung cancer.

Additionally, very heavy metals such as lead and tin have been isolated from e-cigarette smoke, which are highly carcinogenic.

What are the other causes of lung cancer?

Nearly less than 15% of lung cancers are not associated with smoking. Clinicians have therefore identified the following other causes of lung cancer besides smoking.

These include genetic factors (family history), exposure to radioactive substances, the National Cancer Institute has identified asbestos in the progression of lung cancer, automobile exhaust (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

Recently, researchers have identified dietary factors for the progression of lung cancer. They reported that smokers who take increased levels of beta-carotene supplement have an increased risk of developing lung cancer.

What should be done for its prevention?

At the hospital level, screening programs can be useful for the early detection of lung cancer. At the community level, action to improve air quality must be taken, at the individual level, efforts are warranted to reduce active and passive smoking.

It’s never late to quit smoking, when we quit smoking our body is equipped with a wide range of physiological processes that can repair the damage caused by smoking.

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