What is Smoking Cessation Therapy?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications

Most popular types: E-Cigarette The Easy Way To Stop Smoking

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Smoking Cessation Therapy is the act of quitting smoking, often tobacco but may also help with marijuana.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Tobacco Addiction 33 19
Craving nicotine 4 6
Anxious mood 2 2
General health 2 0
Addiction 1 1
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 2
Mild 3
None 14

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Smoking Cessation Therapy

Side effect Patients
Craving nicotine 1
Dry mouth 1
Irritability 1
Nausea 1
Nervousness 1
Suicidal thoughts or urges 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Smoking Cessation Therapy

Dosage Patients
daily 2
5other as needed 1
as needed 1
five times daily 1
twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Smoking Cessation Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 9
Course of treatment ended 5
Other 3
Expense 2
Side effects too severe 2
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently using Smoking Cessation Therapy

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 3
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped using Smoking Cessation Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 6
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 12
Usually 1
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 4
$50-99 4
$25-49 5
< $25 4
Not specified 3
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2 patient evaluations for Smoking Cessation Therapy

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Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
61 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

See zoomer's full Smoking Cessation Therapy history

Aug 1, 2011 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Tobacco Addiction)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I'm speaking here of the nicotine replacement patches. It was summer time so with tank tops and summer attire it was hard to adhere to dosing schedule. The nausea was from the Chantix. I couldn't adhere to the dose required because of this.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 3
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Severe
63 M
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

See gravityboy's full Smoking Cessation Therapy history

Jun 23, 2011 (Started Aug 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Tobacco Addiction)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Addiction)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Nervousness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 other Daily
Advice & Tips: As I was smoking this cigarette, I needed it less and less. I was trying to quit smoking, period, and I have. Though laws prevent makers of these devices from advertising them as a way to stop smoking, they are an excellent tool for just that. The trick is to not give in to the urge to go back to real smoking. For me those urges occurred only during the first 3 days.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Nervousness

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