To achieve, should make the decision and seek professional help. The most effective is to combine psychological therapy and medication. Regardless of the age and the time that has been smoked, impacts on health and quality of life.

In Argentina, today, smoke almost one in three people, emerges as the latest National Survey of Risk Factors, that makes every five years the Ministry of Health of the Nation. According to that study, in 2009 smoked the 30,1 percent of adults 18 a 64 years old, reflecting a slight decline compared to the previous survey 2005, when did the 33,4 percent of this age group.

But although the decline is good news, the numbers reflect that smoking remains a major problem in the country, with high impact at the individual level, but also on public health.

"One in two smokers will die from smoking sooner or later", Daniel said the doctor Buljubasich, president of the Argentina Association Tabacología (AST), La Voz del Interior , while assured that, willing and appropriate treatment, may quit.

Does everyone can quit?

Yes, quitting is possible, and everyone can do it. It is not something reserved for some particular.

Because most claims to have tried many times without success and it takes a force of will that have.

And general, bet the issue will, and the truth is that this is a mistake because the addict, by definition, not willing to quit. But it is true that the effort and commitment to work. And it is also true that many people have tried and failed. But what happens is that many times you try to bad, good results are not achieved and the idea is that it is more difficult than it really is. And since the idea is that it will be able to installed.

What is wrong try?

You do inappropriately and at inappropriate times. The worst mistake that people make is to try to do it alone, "Because you only got into this and has to go out alone", namely, without professional help. Many people say "one day I decided not to smoke, I threw the package and that's it ", but in reality is very few people can do that. The generality needs to work that situation.

What to do, then, specific?

The first is, I will have no say, but a decision. The second is to find the right help. The third is a commitment to work seriously, o sea, be determined to make a good attempt. We do not ask or guarantee success, but the person is committed to making the best attempt that may.

Does the method is the same for all or is designed to measure?

No single method or have the booklet with the perfect method. A type of cognitive behavioral psychological therapy that aims to provide knowledge and to guide behaviors working, and a medication that addition of different types. So this is like a master recipe or a recipe: should be putting every thing in each particular case. It is the same someone 30 years old, who want to quit smoking because your partner does not tolerate smoke, someone from 60 Smoking ago 40, have severe emphysema is permanent oxygen. You have to be flexible to tailor treatment to each.

What medicines are used lines?

Three, and each person will favor a particular. One is the nicotine replacement, as patches and tablets. The second is based on bupropion, an antidepressant in too effective as such, but to quit. And the third, varenicline, which is the newest and perhaps have the advantage of being the first drug that was designed specifically for smoking cessation. Each drug has its advantages and disadvantages, but what is clear is that if behavioral therapy and medication is done is added, greatly increase the chances of success, vice versa. O sea, it is advisable to do both things together.
Do the drugs have side effects?

There is always a medication to be able to use, even if you have to take precautions. And do not forget that they are drugs to treat a disease that kills one in two consumers. Because every one of the smokers late Temprano muere him fag. Therefore, is absurd that smokers wonder if the drugs will make them ill, when smoking kills. In fact, if I had leaflet, nobody would smoke…

Do you serve after quitting 20 the 30 years old?

Of course. There is always improvement, at any age, regardless of years of smoking held and the state of health has. Always has an impact on health and possible other things apart, like leaving an addiction, regain self-esteem and improve mood, because smoking produces depression. So there is more than what is measured on an electrocardiogram or spirometry. Therefore, the best day to quit today.

What is the success rate of treatment?

In a multicomponent treatment, rates hover between 40 and 50 percent. So you can say that one in two that succeeds serious attempt. And it is a very good percentage when you consider that smoking is an addiction.


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