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Smoke Cessation

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For many generations, smoking was an inseparable part of adult life, especially men's life. Aggressive promotion of tobacco and smoking products during the last century linked smoking with masculinity, success and romanticism in the consciousness of several generations of people. The age of smoking got lower because children and adolescents tried to prove this way their courage and independence, imitating movie stars and comics book heroes.


Gradually it became clear that tobacco smoking is a powerful narcotic and that the addiction to it develops slowly, yet quitting is extremely difficult.


Evidence began to accumulate, that long term smoking is directly connected to many severe chronic illnesses: Chronic Lung Disease, which gradually destroys lung tissue and causes severe short breathing, Vascular Diseases with heightened risk of Heart attacks and Brain hemorrhage or ischemia, Erectile Dysfunction, Gastro-Intestinal Diseases.


Malignant Tumors of the Respiratory Tract, Lung Cancer, Urinary and Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers are directly connected with smoking.


Currently, campaigns against smocking in many countries, and smoking prohibition in public places make less people start smoking in the first place. Many chronic smokers try to quit smoking by themselves, or by using different programs. Unfortunately, because this addiction is so powerful, many return to smoke.


In most cases, smoking cessation is recommended - no matter for how long and how intensively people smoke.


Significant experience has been gathered in Hasharon Institute in helping those who really decide to quit smoking without suffering from severe withdrawal symptoms. To succeed, high motivation and discipline is needed. The clients must be ready to invest some time between the therapeutic sessions during the process.


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