Behavioral Therapies Of The National Cancer Institute

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). “According to the 2014 Surgeon General’s Report, there have been more than 20 million smoking-related deaths in the United States since 1964; 2.5 million of those deaths were among non-smokers who died from exposure to secondhand smoke.” (American Cancer Society, 2015).
Trying to quit the use of any tobacco product is truly a difficult battle. There are many cessation options to overcome this battle. These options include, pharmaceutical drugs, nicotine replacement, and behavioral therapies. Although these are just a few options available, quitting also takes desire and commitment to be successful. During the quitting process there are several withdrawal symptoms that can occur. For instance one could have nicotine cravings, anger …show more content…

Another opportunity is discussing options with a healthcare provider. He or she can provide tips and local resources available to overcome this addiction.
For most individuals the detrimental effects that tobacco products pose on the body, is well known. However, many are unaware of the benefits that begin almost immediately after quitting. Some of the benefits include; a decrease in blood pressure and pulse rate within 20 minutes, a stabilization of carbon monoxide and oxygen levels in the blood within eight hours, and by one year the risk of having a heart attack is cut in half (Ohio Tobacco Quit Line, 2015). Another incentive to quit is the amount of money one could save by quitting. On average a smoker who smokes a pack a day spends $2,372.50 annually. This amount continually goes up with the rising cost of a pack of cigarettes. A person who uses a can of smokeless tobacco a day spends approximately $1,460 annually. The amount of money spent on these products will continue to rise at alarming rates.
The learning needs of the client will be met by providing him or her with information about the risks of tobacco use. By providing the information in regards to the health risks associated with tobacco use, this allows the client to make a better informed decision to quit. Once receiving the information about the dangers of tobacco, the client should set a quit date and be given

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