The idea of harm reduction by limiting the number of actual cigarettes which a person smokes a day is controversial. Yes, the toxicity and carcinogenic potential is reduced in such people still tobacco smoke contents are so poisonous that the cease of smoking often means the prevention of numerous disastrous disorders.
Even if the cigarette contains low amounts of tar, the level of known poisonous toxicants in it is great and risky for your health. You should not misuse the idea of “light” cigarettes and consider them “healthy” and non-risky for your health.
Neglecting the hazards of smoking means neglecting the high risks of death.
The first initiative to stop smoking may be reducing the amount of time being exposed to the smoke, then reducing the amount of smoke inhaled.
Today scientists prove that cessation improves the quality of health, well-being and life as a whole. The reasons for pursuing the goals of smoking cessation are obvious and very serious. The reduction of health harm is observed with further improvements in general health, low risks of cancer and other severe disorders.
The concept of risk downsizing applied to smoking tobacco is supported by society, medical organizations and pharmaceutical companies which develop various medicines to help people stop smoking.
The observations of non-smoking are persuasive: people who do not smoke live longer and healthier lives. When smokers stop smoking they actually increase the average period which they expect to live.
Drugs created to help people quit smoking minimize the risks of getting back to the habit.
The medicine Bupropion reduces the actual desire to smoke. The action of the medicine does not involve use of nicotine in the other form, it does not contain nicotine and is not a replacement therapy. Bupropion decreases the cravings for nicotine and lessens the chances for withdrawal symptoms.
The medicine effectively targets the goal in people who suffer from depression related to quitting smoking and in people, who tolerate the nicotine-free period without any unwanted effects, depression or stresses.
The medicine starts working in the body when there is a stable level of the main component in the blood. So, lots of patients need to use this medicine for about 1-2 weeks before they see the results.
Bupropion can be used up to 6 months and even a year. It does not cause any serious side effects in the majority of patients. Only small group of patients can experience some side effects of Bupropion.
Usually the medicine is prescribed for the period of 7-12 weeks.