tobacco withdrawal syndrome

tobacco withdrawal syndrome

A condition characterised by irritability, sleep disorders, gastrointestinal disturbances, increased appetite and weight gain.

Management
Nicotine replacement therapy (e.g., nicotine patches or gum) ameliorates some of the syndrome, but the impact is modest and selective, and does not address the psychological underpinning of tobacco use.

tobacco withdrawal syndrome

Substance abuse A condition characterized by irritability, sleep disorders, GI disturbances, ↑ appetite, weight gain; the use of nicotine replacement therapy–eg, nicotine patches ameliorate some of the components of TWS, but the impact is modest and selective, and obviously does not address the psychological component of smoking. See Nicotine replacement therapy.
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The guide covers smoking prevalence and patterns, health risks, interventions, providing one-on-one support, telephone counseling, group treatment, nicotine dependence, and tobacco withdrawal syndrome. It includes the core content areas and learning outcomes from the Standard For Training in Smoking Cessation Treatments published by the UK Health Department Agency in 2003.
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