Cigarette packs often contain warning messages – “Smoking kills”, yet people ignore and smoke! There are various types of diseases caused by smoking are- lung cancer, heart attack, COPD, Esophageal Cancer, Cataracts and etc.
Do you know that smokers also suffer from mental illness, which is equally vulnerable as other diseases are? Therefore, people with the mental illness try to quit smoking for a number of very good reasons.
As per the report, diseases caused by smoking are the second largest killer of people who have a mental illness. People after quitting cigarettes boost up their confidence and feel a great sense of achievement. They can feel improvement in their appearance and hygiene, with stained teeth and fingers and the smell of smoke disappearing.
Hence, it is true that those who quit smoking can invest their money in more enjoyable things like going to the movies as well as essentials like paying the rent of the house or buying food and so on.
About 32% of people with mental illness smoke, while only 18% of the general population. Patients with schizophrenia have a higher rate. It is estimated that nearly 40% of smokers suffer from mental illness.
Smokers also use tobacco because it is used as a way to deal with feelings such as boredom or stress, and they get addicted to nicotine. Nicotine and other chemicals in cigarettes may temporarily affect the positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia. Nicotine and other chemicals in cigarettes may temporarily affect positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia. As a result, smokers often require higher doses of antipsychotic drugs, which may result in increased side effects.
Most people make a number of attempts so that they can quit smoking successfully. Here are some tips to quit smoke successfully and permanently:
Think about the positive impact of quitting – Quitting helps you to improve physical health, fresher breath, better concentration, and you’ll be surprised that it will save your money. So, your task is to write them down and these will remind you positive about quitting and boost your motivation.
Find alternative ways to deal with stress – Choose some healthier ways to cope up with stress. Certain ideas including- regular exercising, eating a balanced diet, meditation, acupuncture or talking to friends and family, or a counsellor will help you out in stressful situations.
E-cigarettes – These are electronic devices that allow people to inhale nicotine in the form of vapours. They act as an alternative to smoking. It is very much successful.
Medication – People who really want to quit smoking can also go with medication such as Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT).