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Here’s why quitting smoking in COVID times is more important than ever – Times of India

We all are aware that every single puff of a cigarette leads to lung damage and with the Covid-19 pandemic, quitting smoking has become even more important than ever. If you’re intending to quit smoking, now is the best time to quit it completely. whether someone is smoking heavily, occasionally, or relapsing back to it, it can put people in the

high-risk group for Covid-19. And given their weak lung function, the chances of complications are even more if they do not quit.

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Smokers trying to quit often attribute smoking relapse to the craving, and a range of other unpleasant withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, irritability and restlessness, which they find difficult to deal with.

2 The need of the hour is to stay determined to your quitting goals and manage these withdrawal symptoms in a safe way.

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//console.log(isIndia && randomNumber This is the time when you should make the decision to quit smoking and do your best to control the urge. The good news is that quitting smoking is possible with Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), the first pharmacological treatment for smoking cessation that was approved by the

World Health Organization (WHO), and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Controlling withdrawal symptoms in these challenging times

Smoking cessation may be difficult for some smokers, especially in these challenging times. Even ex-smokers may relapse due to unexpected urges which increases their chances of contracting Covid-19.
4 However if you’re ready to quit, you can succeed with
proven effective method. In this tough situation, Nicotex Nicotine products can be extremely helpful for taming your urges and safely weaning you off tobacco. The products help in
controlling the urge to smoke and manage the withdrawal symptoms and thus helps you quit smoking. And, while they do contain nicotine, other dangerous chemicals found in cigarettes are not present in these products.

Receiving a small, controlled dose of nicotine offers the advantage of reducing nicotine cravings in a safe and gradual manner. This way of nicotine delivery allows your body to get used to less and less amount of nicotine until it is stopped completely. This process helps you quit smoking which helps
heal your lungs gradually.

NRTs are clinically-approved, rigorously-tested for safety and can be used as an aid to quit smoking. Nicotex is one of the top brands in the NRT category in India. Indicated for smoking cessation, the product makes it easier for you to go through the withdrawal symptoms and helps you quit completely.

Due to the

increased risk of Covid-19, smokers should act quickly to start their journey towards quitting the habit. It’s also vital that ex-smokers maintain their hard-earned quit status. The lockdown has given an opportunity for smoking cessation with clinically-proven methods so that you improve your lung health.

References-

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7270632/
  2. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30614717/
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5003586/
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7330228/

Disclaimer:

The views and opinions expressed here are for information only. This should not be considered as a substitute for a Physician’s advice. Please consult your treating Physician for more details.

This article has been produced on behalf of Cipla Health Ltd. by Times Internet’s Spotlight team.

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