There is a direct link between smoking and various health conditions and disorders. The fact is – smoking is among number one factors for lung cancer. The associations with lung disease, pancreas problems, heart disease and stroke are also proven.
Still the chances for avoiding risks are great. Smoking is the preventable cause of diseases and death.
Coronary heart diseases are associated with smoking and can be the reasons of secondhand smoke. Stroke and premature heart disease, heart attacks and cancers of the mouth, larynx, esophagus, bladder, kidney, cervix, and blood (leukemia) can be prevented if a person does not smoke or stops smoking.
On average, smokers die more than 10 years earlier than nonsmokers. And these are millions of people all around the world.
The toxicity and dangers of smoking are due to chemicals found in cigarettes and inhaled to be transported through the blood to different body organs.
It is proven that second hand smoking imposes greater risks for various health conditions for children and pregnant women, older people, to all nonsmokers who have to live in the place where the smoker contributes to health hazards by smoking cigarettes.
Smoking can be blamed for causing chronic bronchitis and emphysema and other lung diseases. The affected bronchial tubes become inflamed or irritated by production of too much mucus. This causes coughs, irritation and difficulty breathing. A smoker deprives himself/herself of normal amount of oxygen which should come to the brain.
Other smoking-related health conditions and diseases include: cardiovascular diseases, coronary artery disease, heart attack, stroke, atherosclerosis, lung diseases, cataracts, gum disease, ulcers, leukoplakia, and tooth decay.
Practically 65 percent of all smokers who want to stop smoking fail to succeed. The main reason why they cannot stop is in high addictive properties of nicotine.
Strong desire to smoke, cravings and inability to break causes lots of people smoke again.
To help those people who cannot make it themselves, the medical treatment can be useful.
Bupropion is one of the medicines used to help people stop smoking. This medicine is available in the tablet form in brand Zyban and in generic version of this medicine as well.
First developed to treat depression Zyban was found to be very effective in helping heavy smokers to stop smoking and overcome the great desire to start.
Taking bupropion significantly increases the chances of quitting smoking. The studies of this medicine have shown the high figures of success. Lots of people who stop smoking with Zyban do not start again even after the treatment.
For better results in some categories of patients the use of Zyban for continuous therapy can be considered.
Usually the treatment lasts for about 8 weeks. The dose is 150 mg which should be taken for six days. Then the dose is 150 mg two times a day during 7 weeks.
Before you start the treatment with this medicine, ask your doctor for detailed information about its main component, action in the body, side effects, and possible drug interactions. Get ready to be confident and determined to have successful treatment results.