Smoking is one of the biggest problems today; at least when it comesto human health, but it is obvious that things are starting to improve, eventhough those are small steps. It is already known that the biggest health riskwhen it comes to cigarettes is related to the lung and throat cancer. Even thoughthis threat is real and obvious, many people still continue with smoking,endangering their health and the health of people who surround them.
What would a smoking cessation review tell us? When it comesto US, it seems that the number of non-smoking people (including ex smokers) isslowly rising, and the percentage is about 50:50 now. Even though this might becalled a relative success, there is still a lot to do until smoking isdrastically diminished. The main problem for people who smoke is how to stopsmoking and it is more of a mental problem than anything else. There is also physicaladdiction, but that one can be subdued in matter of weeks. Psychological one ismuch more problematic.
The mental issue
It can be said that a desire to light a cigarette will neverpass, even if people have not been smoking for years, even decades. There aremany cases of people who have stopped smoking years ago and then they lit a cigarettewith no apparent reason. There are also many people who claim that they dreamof smoking from time to time. The biggest problem involving mental addiction isdealing with stress. Each time stress accumulates more than normally, that is aclear signal to a brain that nicotine is needed. Some people even start shakingif the cigarette is not available.
Many people stop smoking without any additional help. Thereare pills, light cigarettes, patches, even injections that should help people whowant to quit smoking. But the most common and most used method is just leavingthe cigarettes, quitting entirely or with reducing the number over some periodof time. Some people use occasional situations when they are accidentally leftwithout cigarettes and are unable to acquire any. Similar situation is whenpeople go for some operation that put them into intensive care for a day ortwo, where smoking is forbidden. This is an excellent opportunity and somesmokers use it. There are some problems smoking quitters might have to dealwith it. Since hands, mouth and teeth are free now, something has to be donewith them and that is usually overeating. The other problem is depression,which is related to the mental aspect of quitting smoking.