>Doctor is there any difference between
men and women when it comes to quitting?
>Not really it really depends on the
background and how young they’re started
smoking but the therapies and in ways we
help patients are similar.>Is there such
a thing as a quick plan to hold people
accountable and and do they really work?
>Yes. Having a plan is very important to
be successful in quitting smoking more
than to have the patient accountable
just so they don’t have to think when
the moment comes that they they’re
craving for for nicotine, so having a
plan what to do when those moments
arrive having a specific plan for
specific patients is actually shown to
be very successful.>Let me get a quick
answer from you on these things, some
methods of quitting and what your
personal opinion of them are. First of
all the nicotine patch.>Well you know
what’s FDA recommended for creating
smokers are well first of all behavioral
measurements but in terms of
pharmacology nicotine patch has proven
to be very successful in quitting
It is recommended every physician should
offer every patient who want to quit
smoking nicotine replacement therapy one
of those are nicotine patches there
usually touches the skin and what they
do is they slowly release small amounts
of nicotine so the craving and we draw
is easier to to drive through. You also
have some other methods of nicotine
replacement there are a little bit
shorter and they give you a faster
acting — Like nicotine gum — like nicotine gum.
Nicotine inhalers, and nicotine lozenges.
So all the ways that on top of the
nicotine patch they can also have a
quick reliever their symptoms through
the day. So they’ll be most likely to be
successful.>Do you find any great level
of success with counselling or hypnosis?
>Well counselling for sure and group
therapy one-to-one therapy is is very
well known to work.
Hypnosis and other types, for example
acupuncture and other ways of coping
with smoking, we have less of that and
research in this regards. We usually
don’t officially recommend them.