Addiction and Smoking Cessation

Authors

  • Md Delwar Hossain Assistant Professor, Respiratory Medicine Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet
  • SAHM Mesbahul Islam Assistant Professor, Respiratory Medicine, Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet
  • Md Mamunur Rashid Indoor Medical officer, National Institute of Diseases of the Chest and Hospital, Mohakhali, Dhaka
  • Md Ashfaqul Islam Chowdhury Assistant Professor, Medicine, Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet
  • Kazi Saifuddin Bennoor Assistant Professor, Respiratory Medicine National Institute of Diseases of the Chest and Hospital, Mohakhali
  • Md Ismail Patwary Professor and Head, Department of Medicine Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/medtoday.v27i1.25997

Abstract

Cigarette smoke contains a deadly mix of more than 7,000 chemicals, hundreds are toxic and about 70 can cause cancer. Cigarette smoke can cause serious health problems, numerous diseases and death. Fortunately, people who stop smoking greatly reduce their risk for disease and premature death. Although the health benefits are greater for people who stop at earlier ages, cessation is beneficial at all ages. There are various methods and approaches in quitting smoking. Currently, there are about 1.3 billion smokers the world, most (84%) of them in developing countries.If current smoking trends continue, tobacco will kill 10 million people each year by 2020.

Medicine Today 2015 Vol.27(1): 30-33

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Md Delwar Hossain, Assistant Professor, Respiratory Medicine Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet



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Published

2015-12-17

How to Cite

Hossain, M. D., Islam, S. M., Rashid, M. M., Chowdhury, M. A. I., Bennoor, K. S., & Patwary, M. I. (2015). Addiction and Smoking Cessation. Medicine Today, 27(1), 30–33. https://doi.org/10.3329/medtoday.v27i1.25997

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