What is Cigarettes?

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See also: Nicotine Tobacco

A cigarette is a product consumed through smoking and manufactured out of cured and finely cut tobacco leaves and reconstituted tobacco, combined with other additives, then rolled or stuffed into a paper-wrapped cylinder. Cigarettes contain nicotine, an addictive stimulant which is toxic.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Anxious mood 87 18
Stress 46 13
Boredom 14 3
Depressed mood 3 1
Personal enjoyment / entertainment 3 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 8
Moderate 12
Mild 9
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cigarettes

Side effect Patients
Cough 13
Future risk of lung cancer 6
Shortness of breath (dyspnea) 6
Asthma 5
Headaches 5
Anxious mood 4

Show all 16 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Cigarettes

Dosage Patients
as needed 4
daily 3

Why patients stopped taking Cigarettes

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Expense 10
Other 10
Side effects too severe 9
Doctor's advice 6
Personal research 4
Did not seem to work 3
See all 28 patients who've stopped using Cigarettes

Duration

Currently using Cigarettes

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 5

Stopped using Cigarettes

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 16
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 18
Usually 6
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 10
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 11
Somewhat hard to take 8
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 16
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 7
$100-199 3
$50-99 8
$25-49 2
< $25 4
Not specified 13
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8 patient evaluations for Cigarettes

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Jul 02, 1989)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stress)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (cough, bowel urgency, anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Side effects: bowel urgency, cough, anxious mood, anxious mood

Dec 23, 2008 (Started Jul 02, 1989)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stress)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (cough, bowel urgency, anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Side effects: bowel urgency, cough, anxious mood, anxious mood

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 16, 2010 (Started Jul 12, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for addiction)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stress)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 14, 2010 (Started Feb 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: smoking is bad for everyone, but es[ecially ones with MS, it can make it worse, so I just had to quit !!
Cost: $50-99 monthly

May 24, 2010 (Started Feb 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: The smoking helped, but there are more reasons to not smoke than their are to continue !
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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