In addition to increased mortality, smoking-related diseases have a significant impact on the loss of quality of life. Smoking is one of the main causes of premature death from cancer, respiratory illness and cerebrovascular disease.
"Supporting smoking cessation is the best way to reduce the number of deaths from tobacco-related illnesses over the next twenty to thirty years," said Ana Patrícia Dias, chairwoman of the AIMGFZN Association of General Practitioners and Family Medicine.
"The study suggests that about 80% of smokers express their desire to quit smoking, but only 5% can leave without medical assistance, but every year 35% of smokers try to stop smoking, and success is limited," he adds.
It's four times easier to end with medical help because it allows you to control and reduce the level of anxiety and other symptoms during the process
Symptoms are difficult to control
"Quitting smoking is difficult because it is a habit associated with physical and psychological addiction." Symptoms of tobacco deprivation are often difficult to control, endangering successful smoking cessation. smoking with medical help because it allows you to control and reduce the level of anxiety and other symptoms during the process, "said the doctor.
"Deciding to decide peacefully and resorting to help with a family doctor is essential, as well as involving family, friends and co-workers in the process." Ann Patrícia Dias proposes the announcement of the decision to quit smoking to strengthen and simplify the fulfillment of the commitment.
At present, there are already a number of health care units that are integrated into the National Health Service and consultations on smoking cessation support. "The end of the process is accompanied by a multidisciplinary team that allows greater support and preparation for the challenges that one has to experience," the clinic says.
Another 10 years of life
People who ended life on average for another 10 years have halved the risk of cardiovascular disease, as well as the risk of cancer and respiratory illness. "The sooner the decision is taken, the greater the benefits for health," he concludes.