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"Tobacco kills"
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Deaddiction Protocol
Tobacco Cessation program
Conducted by Sangeeta Darvekar Charitable Trust
Under the project “Tobacco Kills”

Session 1 - Day 1
·Family viewing of DVD “Tobacco Kills”. If in case you do not have the DVD you can show photographs. But family involvement is very important.
·Q and A
·Concerns to be answered if any.
·Debate. You be pro tobacco and make the patient anti tobacco and start debate.
If there is a big group, you can divide the group in two and one group is pro tobacco and one is anti tobacco. Continue this game for 15 minutes.
·Anonymity guaranteed
·Ask patient how they will quit?
·Help the patient to chalk out a plan. This makes the patient responsible as it is his plan.
·Caution him about difficulties and hurdles.

Session2 - After 1 week
·Review
·If the patient has quit review every month for first six months. If unable to quit then,
·Offer help, if the patient finds it difficult to quit
·Behavioral therapy and Yoga if needed.

Session 3 - After 3 weeks from day 1
·Review
·If the patient has quit review every month for six months. If unable to quit then,
·Offer help, if the patient finds it difficult to quit
·Introduce NRT/pharmacotherapy if needed.
·If the patient is put on pharmacotherapy then review every week for 6 weeks, and then every month for 6 months.

3 pronged strategy that should be employed during counseling.
1. Counseling the family of the patient along with the patient
2. Teaching ways to control the urge by way of altered habits( Drinking water, keeping sugar free chewing gums etc) and Yoga
3 In cases where it is really difficult for the individual then starting on Nicotine replacement therapy



Compiled by Dr Suwas Darvekar.
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