Tobacco use disorder

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What is tobacco use disorder?

Tobacco and nicotine have a potential for addiction that is similar to alcohol and other addictive substance. Nicotine withdrawal creates anxiety, irritability, headache, hunger, and a craving for cigarettes or other sources of nicotine.

Common symptoms reported by people with tobacco use disorder

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for tobacco use disorder

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Chantix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
91
Tried for
tobacco use disorder (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
345
Tried for
tobacco use disorder (2)

Data from patients with tobacco use disorder, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with tobacco use disorder

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Chantix)
Perceived effectiveness
for tobacco use disorder (7 evaluations)
Side effects
oversleeping (too much sleep) stomach pain 1 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
tobacco use disorder (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin)
Perceived effectiveness
for tobacco use disorder (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
tobacco use disorder (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with tobacco use disorder, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has tobacco use disorder on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 182 say tobacco use disorder is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 46
30s 751
40s 1044
50s 927
60s 582
70+ 222
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 798
20-29 years 193
30-39 years 65
40-49 years 30
50-59 years 7
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 989
Female 2589

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1323
Not Diagnosed 2512

These charts show data from tobacco use disorder patients who have completed their condition history
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