Why is Smoking Addictive?

Dr. Milan Khara, MBChB, CCFP, ABAM, discusses why smoking is addictive.

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Dr. Milan Khara, MBChB, CCFP, ABAM, discusses why smoking is addictive.
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Featuring Dr. Milan Khara, MBChB, CCFP, ABAM
Video Title: Why is Smoking Addictive?

Presenter: Dr. Milan Khara, Family Doctor, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Family Doctor

97-100 People got two or more of these video questions wrong... ( 9 participated.)

Quiz: Do You Understand Smoking Cessation?

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1

Smoking is an appetite suppressant.

Explanation:

Many people who quit smoking gain weight. Smoking is an appetite suppressant, so it’s important to be mindful of your eating habits while you’re quitting smoking.

2

Prescription drugs can help with cravings but not withdrawal symptoms.

Explanation:

Prescription drugs can help you manage cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

3

You don't need a prescription for all types of smoking cessation aids.

Explanation:

Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products can be helpful. These are non-prescription medications that contain nicotine to reduce withdrawal symptoms.

4

Your body goes through withdrawal symptoms when you quit smoking.

Explanation:

When you remove the nicotine fix, your body begins to experience withdrawal symptoms and cravings.

5

Smoking is solely a physical addiction.

Explanation:

Smoking is both a physical and a psychological addiction, and many people use it to cope with stress, depression or anger.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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