Things to know if you want to quit
One of the required cigarette warnings for packages and advertisements in the U.S. is "SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING: Quitting Smoking Now Greatly Reduces Serious Risks to Your Health." To reduce the health risks of smoking, the best thing to do is to quit; public health authorities do not endorse either smoking fewer cigarettes or switching to lower-yield brands as a satisfactory way of reducing risk. For more information please see the links on the right.
For a discussion of the relative riskiness of lower-yield brands, please follow the external links on the right.
It can be difficult to quit smoking, and many smokers who try to quit do not succeed. Millions of smokers in the United States and around the world have succeeded, though - most without outside assistance. For more information on quitting, please see the links on the right.
For those smokers who want to quit but are having difficulty, there are many programs and products marketed as being helpful, including group classes, hypnosis, nicotine replacement therapies and smoking deterrents. The U.S. Surgeon General has said that "[s]moking cessation researchers have long recognized smoking to be a complex behavior influenced by physiological, psychological, cognitive and social factors. In general, most cessation treatments yield 1-year quit rates (based on all original participants) between 10 and 40 percent." If you want to quit and believe that outside assistance would be helpful, we encourage you to investigate the wide selection of options that are available, and see if there are any that seem right for you.
We're providing for your convenience links to sources of information about quitting smoking in the right-hand column.
A clear and consistent message
One of our six core principles is openness about the risks of smoking: public authorities have determined that smoking causes and/or is a risk factor for a number of diseases. We support efforts to advise smokers accordingly. No one should smoke without being fully informed about the risks of doing so.
Public health authorities in most countries have made their own determinations about tobacco-related issues. These authorities have concluded, for instance, that tobacco smoke is a cause of, or an important risk factor for, certain diseases including lung cancer, cardiovascular disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. They also have found that cigarette smoking is addictive, as that term is commonly used, and that smokers risk not being able to quit. In addition, authorities have determined that exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (often called "secondhand smoke") is a cause of certain illnesses in non-smokers. They inform the public accordingly.
JTI recognizes that cigarettes are a legal but controversial product. People smoke for pleasure but there are real risks that come with that pleasure. Accordingly we believe that our industry should be appropriately regulated. We also believe in the freedom of adults to choose whether they want to smoke and that no one should smoke unless he or she understands the risks of doing so. These risks distinguish tobacco from most consumer goods and they place upon us a real burden of responsibility. It's a responsibility for which we expect to be held accountable, together with governments and the rest of society.
Can People Quit Smoking?
Smoking can be hard to quit. However, at British American Tobacco Malaysia, we believe it is important that smokers who decide to quit realise they can, provided they have the motivation to quit and the belief that they can.
Many smokers are said to be dependent on cigarettes because they know the real risks of disease involved but still smoke frequently and find it very difficult to quit.
It has been known for centuries that smoking is difficult to quit. Under international definitions for determining whether people are dependent on smoking, including those from the World Health Organisation, many smokers would be classified as being dependent.
However, millions of smokers have quit without any medical help, and millions have modified how often, where and when they smoke in the light of differing social norms.
While smoking is commonly understood to be addictive, we believe it is important that smokers who decide to quit realise they can, provided they have the motivation to quit and the belief that they can. We believe that if you want to quit, you should.
Various ways have been suggested to help people quit, including using ‘nicotine replacement therapy’ (patches and gums). While all these forms of assistance may be beneficial, the most important factors in successfully quitting are having the motivation to quit and the self-belief that you can do so.
Apabila Aman bersuara mengenai merokok
Melihat 3 artikel di atas, dikeluarkan oleh pengeluar rokok gergasi di Malaysia. Kepada mereka yang tidak mengetahui :-
i ) British American Tobacco (M) adalah pengeluar rokok Dunhill,
ii) Japan Tobacco International (JTI) adalah pengeluar rokok Winston, Camel, Mild Seven, Benson & Hedges dan lain-lainlagi
iii) Philips Morris International (M) adalah pengeluar rokok Marlboro,
Di dalam website setiap pengeluar rokok itu, telah dinyatakan bahawa rokok itu membahayakan kesihata, tapi tetap ada juga manusia yang mengambilnya. Kempen berhenti merokok ini bukanlah hanya dijalankan dari pihak kerajaan semata-mata, malah ia juga telah dijalankan dari syarikat pengeluar rokok. Tempat rokok itu dihasilkan! Bergantung pada individu itu sendiri hendak atau tak mau..
Katakan tidak pada merokok!
Errr.. Sambungannya selepas ini ya~~~