The effects of tobacco consumption are the main preventable cause of death, not only for smokers but also for non-smokers exposed to smoking.
The health advantages resulting from smoking cessation begin almost immediately after the consumption of the last cigarette and manifest over the years.
Quitting smoking has benefits of various order at the physical, psychological and socio-economic levels.
Physical: increased taste and smell, decreased risk of disease;
Psychological: improvement of self-esteem, reinforcing the individual's competencies;
Socio-economic: improvement of the family budget and social acceptance.
It is estimated that around 70% of smokers would like to quit smoking if they could do so easily.
However, as a habit with physical and psychic dependence, it is not always possible to overcome without help the symptoms of tobacco deprivation.
In the general and family medicine consultation, a personalized plan is defined for each patient with the aim of accompanying him/her in the discontinuation process of tobacco consumption.