This article contains useful information for people who are either suffering from a mental illness or are worried and anxious about it – you may want to know the answers to the following questions.

How does smoking affect our physical health?

How does smoking affect our mental health?

How to reduce smoking?

Your past [personal experience]

“Ever since I quit smoking, I’ve been feeling much healthier and more active – the same money I used to waste on smoking, with the same money I can now buy the jezin I used to.” Could not think My daily dose of medicine has also been significantly reduced. ”


If you are mentally ill as well as a smoker, you may not think there is a solution, but ‘Thriy’ is not true. Many people who are mentally ill and have successfully quit smoking ۔ These people enjoy a better and longer life

You have every right to get the same help as everyone else.

What do I gain by quitting smoking?

۔ You may feel healthier and fresher.

۔ Doing so is more likely to reduce your daily medication.

۔ The only secret to longevity and good health.

۔ If you smoke less than 10 cigarettes a day, you can save up to a thousand (1000) pounds a year.

۔ You can be more active and energetic.

What if I don’t quit smoking?

– If you suffer from a mental illness then you are more likely to smoke more than other people. That’s why your smoking is more harmful to you

۔ It is more likely that your number is also 100,000 in the UK

Every year Hujan dies from smoking in Logon.

۔ The chances of premature death — on average, you may be ten years younger. About half (2/1) of smokers die prematurely 15 years ago and a quarter (4/1) almost 23 years ago!

  • You will be more likely to get respiratory and heart diseases, diabetes and many other types of cancer.

Mental health and smoking:

If you are mentally ill, you are more likely to be a smoker. The more you smoke, the more problems you will have.

۔ More likely to have mental illness – but the exact cause is not known!

۔ Anxiety and depression

۔ Suicidal thoughts; and attempted suicide

۔ Alcohol and drug abuse; these can lead to further deterioration of mental health.

In short, if you are a psychiatrist as well as a smoker, you are more likely to have poor physical health; this is one of the many causes of premature death in people with mental illness. ۔

Smoking Turkish will not only make you feel healthier, energetic and energetic, but also prolong your life.
You have the right to get help to quit smoking

۔ Men are more likely to have sexual dysfunction

Problems of smoking women

  • Decreased fertility
  • Difficulties during pregnancy
  • Birth of sick and weak children (newborns)
  • Cigarette smoke is also dangerous for people who do not smoke but breathe in the smoke.
  • It’s an expensive hobby.
  • If you are sick, you may not be able to do everything you want to do, such as a job!
  • Nowadays, smoking is banned in many (public places) places that isolate you from everyone else.

Is it too late now?

No: there is still time. Even if you have been smoking since you were a child.

  • If you quit smoking before the age of 35, you will be about the same age as people who have never smoked.
  • If you quit smoking before you reach the age of 50, your chances of dying from smoking-related diseases are reduced to half (2/1) of those who do not quit.

How would I feel if I quit smoking?

-You will probably feel better and healthier.

  • After quitting smoking, some people do not feel well for a while. It usually gets better quickly, but if you can’t stand it, get help from a friend or sympathizer.
  • There is a slight cough for a while after quitting smoking which is usually temporary but sometimes it takes a few months to recover.
  • You may gain a little weight, but it can be controlled with a balanced diet and exercise.
  • You can be more active.
  • Your daily dose of medication may be reduced.
  • You will be proud to have taken a positive step towards a long and healthy life.

What do I have to do to quit smoking?

  • There are many different ways to quit smoking. The key is to choose the method that works best for you.

help yourself

  • Read a book about ‘self help’.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • When you think of smoking, remember 4 things.

Distract yourself; whenever you think of smoking, start doing or thinking something else and keep yourself busy.

Start drinking something; hold a glass of juice or syrup in your hand and drink it slowly and keep each sip in your mouth for a few moments. This will give you an alternative feeling of cigarette in your hand and smoke in your mouth.

Wait – Whenever you feel the urge to smoke

So instead of drinking immediately, wait a bit

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Help and support from other people

  • Breathe deeply.
  • Consult your doctor, nurse or someone in the health department. This advice may be enough for you.
  • Get help from people in your area who are involved in the Turkish smoking campaign.
  • Help via telephone / internet.
  • You can get help from any person, group, friend or health professional who is also quitting smoking.
  • Meet a friend who is quitting smoking.
  • In the beginning, you will like the absence of smoking friends, but remember … the help of your close friends and relatives can be very useful.
  • Some people also like acupuncture and hypnotherapy but research has not proved its usefulness.

Medications can also be helpful – details in the next section

  • Think! Who else can help you quit smoking, such as your own children?
  • And last but not least, if you start smoking again after quitting smoking (which is very common) don’t give up because it is also part of the learning process.


Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)

Quitting smoking causes you to have a very painful urge to smoke, which can be eliminated without the use of cigarettes, in which nicotine can be injected into your body. There are three different types of skin patches, chewing gum and inhalers. Experience has shown that the combined use of two things is more beneficial, such as aspen patches and chewing gum / inhalers.

Sometimes using them (skin patches, chewing gum and inhalers) can cause itching in your skin, tongue, nose and throat, but it usually heals quickly. ‘NRT; With the use of, your smoking cessation is doubled.


This drug greatly reduces the urge to smoke, but its use reduces sleep. If someone has epilepsy or bipolar disorder, it is forbidden to use this medicine.

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Varenicline (Champix)

This medicine not only reduces your cravings for smoking but also reduces the true enjoyment of smoking. But using it can make you feel very anxious, lack of sleep and sadness in nature. These side effects are still being studied, so people with a mental illness should avoid using Verne Clean.

But it is not possible for me to quit smoking completely …

Yes! If you smoke a lot, it is natural for such thoughts to come to mind.

But don’t worry, just do the following.

  • Suddenly, it is not necessary to quit smoking altogether. Rather, in the first stage … Reduce the number of cigarettes you smoke daily.
  • Make a diary. Write down the number of cigarettes you smoked throughout the day, when, where and with whom you smoked. This will allow you to identify the time, the opportunities and the circumstances that led to your smoking.
  • During the days when you are reducing the number of cigarettes, you can think of many other ways that can help you quit smoking completely.
  • You can also reduce smoking with the help of nicotine replacement therapy.

If I quit smoking, what will be the effect on my mental health?


Your depression may go away, but some people quit smoking and feel more depressed / sad, so keep the following in mind.

۔ Keep in touch with your doctor, work case coordinator.

  • Consult treatment with psychotherapy such as CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy).


  • It is true that it will be more difficult for you to quit smoking than other people, but it will not increase the symptoms of the disease.
  • The use of ‘NRT’ or ‘Biopropion’ can be beneficial.
  • Using NRT and joining a support group increases your chances of quitting smoking.

Effects of smoking on medications:

  • Smoking affects some drugs in such a way that you have to take more medicine than people who do not smoke.
  • So when you quit smoking, the amount of medicine in your blood may increase in a few days and your doctor may have to reduce a quarter of your medicine.
  • But if you start smoking again, you will have to take the first dose of the medicine.

Some drugs that affect smoking

  • Anti-depressants Antipsychotic drugs (especially perclozapine, haloperidal and oleinazapine)
  • Benzodiazepine (Diazepam)
  • Opium (methadone)

What happens if you are hospitalized?

  • Even if you want to smoke, you will not be able to smoke in the hospital building because smoking is not allowed in the wards of any psychiatric hospital in the UK.
  • Trained hospital staff will help you avoid smoking during hospital treatment. They can also help you if you want to quit smoking completely.
  • The purpose of banning smoking in hospitals is to improve the mental and physical health of the people.

Mental health organizations can help you with not only mental health but many other things as well

Your doctor (GP), psychiatrist, key worker, caregiver and any person on your care team can help you with the following:

  • Improving your physical health.
  • Adopting a healthy lifestyle, such as exercise and a good diet
  • Not only to get useful information, help and advice but also to get smoking cessation drugs if needed.
  • To prevent weight gain after smoking Turkish –
  • Make appropriate changes to your daily medication if needed after quitting smoking.

Take care of physical health for peace of mind

This article has been prepared in collaboration with the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK and the Department of Psychiatry, Aga Khan University, Karachi.