quitting

Description: 
Comprehensive information on smoking information, support, and advice for a patient's desire to quit smoking.
Source: 
QuitSmokingSupport
field_vote: 
Product: 
Topics: 
Tags: 

Nicotine Gum

Description: 
See FDA package insert for more complete information

Nicotine gum is currently available as an over-the-counter medication in 2-mg and 4-mg dosages. If you smoke 25 or more cigarettes a day, it is recommended that you use the 4-mg gum. Use one piece every 1 to 2 hours for the first 6 weeks; use up to 12 weeks. Do not exceed 24 pieces per day. The gum should be used for up to 12 weeks.


How Well Does It Work?

field_vote: 
Product: 
Tags: 
Resource Type: 
Topics: 

Provide Social Support

Description: 
A supportive clinical environment is effective in helping patients quit smoking. Encouragement and support from clinical staff is crucial. This resource details supportive treatment and examples.

A supportive clinical environment is effective in helping patients quit smoking. Encouragement and support from clinical staff is crucial.


field_vote: 

Outside Social Support

Description: 
Social support systems outside the clinical setting, such as support groups, are effective in helping patients quit smoking. Some possible components of social support are included in this resource.


field_vote: 
Product: 

Relapse Handout

Description: 
Questions and situations that surround relapse in tobacco cessation.

Did you quit smoking for some time but then go back to it after a while?

field_vote: 
Product: 
Tags: 

Patient Handout: Bupropion Hydrochloride SR (Zyban®)

Description: 
See FDA package insert for more complete information.

Description, side effects, and instructions for the medicine Bupropion Hydrochloride SR (Zyban®) are presented below. For more complete information, you can refer to the FDA package insert for the medication.

Description

field_vote: 
Product: 
Tags: 
Resource Type: 
Topics: 

Patient Handout: Physical Activity

Description: 
Details how ex-smokers are successful at quitting by getting involved in some kind of regular physical activity.

Do you find it hard to believe that exercise (something that is active) can help you quit smoking (something that is passive)? It's true. A lot of ex-smokers are successful at quitting by getting involved in some kind of regular physical activity.

Question: How do I know what kind of exercise to do?

field_vote: 
Product: 
Tags: 
Resource Type: 
Topics: 

Weight Gain

Description: 
Weight gain, for most ex-smokers, can be avoided or controlled. This resource helps patients plan ahead.

Weight gain, for most ex-smokers, can be avoided or controlled. Planning ahead will help you. Here are some reasons why people gain weight after they quit smoking:


Improved Sense of Taste

Your taste buds work better, so eating becomes more enjoyable.

Improved Appetite

field_vote: 
Tags: 
Product: 

The 5 R's of Motivation

Description: 
Details how to increase a patient's motivation to quit using tobacco products.

For patients not willing to make an attempt at quitting, clinicians should provide a brief intervention to promote the motivation to quit. Motivation is also important for patients who do express interest in quitting. Ask patients to state their reasons for wanting to quit. Hearing their own answers helps strengthen their commitment, and you can provide positive reinforcement by supporting their reasons. Motivational interventions can be divided into 5 basic types, or the 5 R's: Relevance, Risks, Rewards, Roadblocks, and Repetition (Fiore et al. 2008).


field_vote: 
Tags: 

Patient Handout: Basics of Nicotine

Description: 
Patient handout with information on the basics of nicotine.

Nicotine is a substance found in cigarettes and other tobacco products. When you inhale a cigarette, you are inhaling nicotine, along with more than 500 other chemicals. Nicotine is the drug that makes people become addicted. When you are addicted to nicotine, you feel as if you need nicotine in order to get through your day.

Because nicotine reaches the brain within 10 seconds after being inhaled, it may cause immediate as well as long-term effects. Listed below are potential effects.



Immediate Effects

field_vote: 
Product: 
Tags: 
Resource Type: 
Topics: 

Pages