Treatment of Tobacco Dependency

In most patients the traumatic experience of an acute cardiac event will be the starting point of serious efforts to give up smoking. Here, the engagement, knowledge, and support from all health professionals and the cardiac rehabilitation team is required. After information on the willingness and the stage of change of the patient to stop smoking, the method used to support the patients is described in this chapter, including indications for and use of pharmacotherapy. Insight into smoking addiction, information, support, and understanding are important success factors for the cardiologist in helping the patient to stop smoking and prevent relapse.

A Disquistion On The Evils Of Using Tobacco

A Disquistion On The Evils Of Using Tobacco

Among the evils which a vitiated appetite has fastened upon mankind, those that arise from the use of Tobacco hold a prominent place, and call loudly for reform. We pity the poor Chinese, who stupifies body and mind with opium, and the wretched Hindoo, who is under a similar slavery to his favorite plant, the Betel but we present the humiliating spectacle of an enlightened and christian nation, wasting annually more than twenty-five millions of dollars, and destroying the health and the lives of thousands, by a practice not at all less degrading than that of the Chinese or Hindoo.

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