PRESENTATION AVOIDING BAD HABITS ( SMOKING/SNACKING/DRINKING) BY DR. CH. VENKAT SURESH M.D ( Psy ) F.I.P.S Consultant Psychiatrist Yashoda –Sec.bad
ALCOHOL • ABSORPTION • METABOLISM • EFFECTS ON ORGANS • COMPLICATION • DETOXICATION & DE ADDICTION
NICOTINE • ACTION • PREVENTIVE MEASURES
SNACKING • Over eating causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease mental power. • No break fast causes low blood sugar levels, and leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain, causing brain degeneration.
SMOKING • Cigarette smoke is a mixture of irritating gases and particles containing a number of cancer-causing chemicals. When you smoke, you fill your lungs with carbon monoxide and nicotine, which are believed to induce cardiovascular disease
SMOKING • Nicotine also narrows the blood vessels. This in turn reduces the flow of oxygen to your body. Meanwhile, the tars contained in smoke stain and blacken the lungs. • Secondary smoke is the smoke inhaled by people near a smoker that can affect those people in much the same way as if they smoked themselves. • At least 85% of lung cancer is related to smoking • Smoking can lead to life-threatening illnesses, i.e., cancer, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory infections, Alzheimer and others.
AIDS TO QUIT SMOKING • Nicotine Gum (prescription only): • Many people have found that chewing gum containing nicotine can reduce the symptoms of withdrawal and thus help prevent a relapse. Nicotine gum should be used exactly according to directions. • Silver Acetate (over-the-counter): • Offered in both gum and spray forms, this product interacts with nicotine to create a disagreeable taste, thereby reducing the pleasure of smoking
AIDS TO QUIT SMOKING • Lobeline (over-the-counter): • Taken as gum or lozenges, lobeline is a non addictive nicotine substitute which decreases the desire for nicotine. • Filter Systems (over-the-counter): • These systems progressively "wean" the smoker from nicotine addiction by filtering out more and more nicotine from the cigarettes at each stage of treatment.
TIPS TO STOP SMOKING • Pick a special day to quit and prepare yourself. • List the reasons for quitting.Chart your smoking habits for at least two-three weeks. • Before your "quit day" arrives, switch to a low tar and nicotine brand of cigarettes
TIPS TO STOP SMOKING • Build up to quitting altogether by eliminating smoking in one situation in which you usually smoke, i.e., with your morning coffee, drinking an alcoholic beverage, an evening out with your friends. • Prepare yourself with substitutes: mints, gum, healthful snacks, etc. • Ask and encourage family, friends, and people at work to help with positive reinforcement