Is to treat smokers with quitting advises & referring those with difficult to follow up for psychological support.MATERIALS & METHODS: Smoking uptake considered a social act of an individual’s perception is not difficult to adopt rather it is difficult to quit once smoking habit has been established. Khan’s cessation cycle has been followed successfully 2000-early 2003.in a population of tobacco cultivated area district Nowhere North of Pakistan with outcomes as,
Please see attached graphics for details,5–10 % of the population less likely inclined to smoking cessation, 90% agreed to comply, then 35% have no relapses on cessation.15% a single relapse.25% followed successfully as non-smokers after 2-3 relapses, 15% established to non smoking state with 4-5 relapses. The rest of 5% resistant to quit were referred for psychological supportive treatment.CONCLUSIONS: Opinion leaders working in a team work could patronize quitting advises with lasting outcomes.
Smoking once a trademark of civilization & prestige is now a symbol of poverty&less education.
M. Ishaq, None.