products, including Iqos, e-cigarettes and vapers, are designed to be addictive. Nicotine is as addictive as cocaine!
Good new though, quitting cigarette is achievable and it is a relevant health target.
Success rate of quitting might seems doomily low, only about 6-8% of smoker quit every year, despite more of 60-70%
of smokers are willing to quit. Many are successful after few attempts to quit and seeking help increases significantly
your chances of success: you can improve your success rate from 7% attempting without support, to 14% with
over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapy, to 30-40% with combined psychological and pharmacological
support, which are provided at Valiant Clinic & Hospital by Dr Monica Mendes, Clinical Psychologist & Dr Fabrizio
Facchini, Consultant Pulmonologist.
1. Think how much quitting would be personally relevant to you
cardiovascular or respiratory damage caused by cigarette smoking; you might have children and want to be a good example and protect their health;
you might consider the impact of cigarette smoke on your aspect and aging; you might be concerned about the impact of smoking on capacity to
2. Think about risks of continuing cigarette smoking
mobility and increased disability in the long term; Second-hand smoke risks for the people you mostly care.
3. Identify potential benefits of stopping cigarette smoking:
a good example for children and decreasing the likelihood that they will smoke; have healthier babies and children; performing better in physical
activities; improved appearance including reduced wrinkling/aging of skin and whiter teeth; saving money.
4. Identify barriers or impediments to quitting
knowledge of e ective treatment options.
5. If you are not ready, rethink