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Quit chewing of tobacco

I am serious chewer of tobacco, but my resolution for this year is to quit from this habit and to no longer eat all this stuff, please will u let is there any medicine to quit from this bad habit.
(August 8, 2011)

There are many people who chew tobacco instead of smoking it. This is associated with a personal choice as well as with the general habits that one might find in a particular society. Tobacco chewing is bad for the health of the individual. While smoking causes lung related problems, tobacco can harm the oral and digestive system of an individual. The dependency of the individual on nicotine is also harmful.

The consumption of nicotine tends to be higher for an individual who consumes tobacco by chewing because each ‘chew’ of tobacco provides almost as much nicotine as 5 cigarettes.

The first and most difficult step when a person wishes to quit tobacco chewing is the decision to do so. All addictions have a mental aspect as well which is why people who display strong will power tend to be able to quit addictions more easily. When one wants to quit tobacco chewing, one must also inform family members and friends so that an adequate support group is created. The addiction to tobacco is also associated, to a certain extent, with the act of chewing itself. One can therefore try various types of chewing gums to help get over the craving. This will not substitute the desire for nicotine, but it will ensure that the individual has something to occupy his or her attention with.

When one asks how to quit tobacco chewing, or considers seeking methods on how to quit tobacco addiction it is important to know that each case is different. Particular individuals will respond in a particular way when it comes to a tobacco addiction. Therefore, there is no hard and fast rule to suggest that each person will follow a particular path when getting over this addiction. When you wish to quit tobacco chewing, awareness is also important. One must read various articles and books about the dangers and tobacco chewing side effects to understand how serious the damage could be. When you begin with methods to quit tobacco chewing, side effects to the same will be seen. It is necessary to keep in mind that these setbacks are temporary and are absolutely normal. The important thing, once again, is the will of the individual to actually go ahead and quit smoking.

There may be many different ways to quit tobacco chewing, but most of these methods will include some amount of common ground. People who tend to busy themselves with various activities may not suffer from such serious cravings or from such serious withdrawals when they stop their consumption of tobacco. This is because the mental aspect of the addiction will be partially taken care of by the distractions that the individual has involved himself or herself with.

The side effects of quitting tobacco chewing will include various issues such as irritation, stress, anger, intense desire for tobacco and some physical symptoms. These physical symptoms include various aches and pains. Some people may also go through periods of increased heart activity as well as periods of sweating.

One interesting option for people who are quitting tobacco is related to one’s hobbies. It may be advisable to take some time off from work and to pursue one’s most cherished hobbies during the initial phase of withdrawal. It has been found that the psychological effects of enjoying one’s hobbies can be of immense use to the individual when he or she wishes to quit smoking. This serves to divert the attention of the individual to other pursuits.

It is important to quit tobacco chewing in a step by step manner. The process of quitting takes time as there will be setbacks when the individual simply cannot resist the desire for tobacco. With patience and perseverance, one can easily defeat the obstacles and quit tobacco chewing.

Submitted by N on August 8, 2011 at 01:45


Quit chewing of tobacco 

Chewing of tobacco falls into the category of smokeless tobacco which also include snuff, oral, spit and spitless tobacco. It may be less dangerous than smoking but excessive chewing can lead to cancer of the mouth, pancreas, gum diseases, bad breath, tooth loss and stained teeth. This can also lead to addiction to nicotine and leukoplakia which are white sores that can lead to cancer. Factors leading to intake of smokeless tobacco are peer pressure, stress, thrill, lifestyle.

Quitting this habit means leading to the withdrawal of nicotine. Nicotine withdrawal if done suddenly can lead to certain withdrawal symptoms like depression, anxiety, increased appetite, lack of sleep and concentration,fatigue, restlessness. The person may find it difficult to resist from chewing tobacco. However mental strength and will power is essential to avoid this habit.

Decide a date when you want to quit. Believe that you need to lead a healthy lifestyle and this can be only possible after you quit chewing of tobacco. Talk to people who had this habit and quit it on time. Ask them how they feel after quitting chewing of tobacco. Keep yourself busy. Yogasanas and meditation and exercises can be useful in avoiding this habit. Take the help of your family, friends or colleagues. To compensate for chewing of tobacco, consider various oral substitutes like carrot sticks, cinnamon sticks, candies.

If quitting cannot be done alone then take the help of counselors that can chalk out plan about how to quit this habit. They can bring a combination of counseling, self help, medications and exercises that can help you in quitting tobacco chewing.

There are certain tobacco cessation programs that can help you in coping with this problem and can also help in dealing with withdrawal symptoms. This can be in groups or one to one basis.

A help from family, friends and siblings are essential for quitting this habit.  

Submitted by A M on April 10, 2008 at 04:52


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