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ELIPS®
Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève
rue Gabrielle Perret-Gentil 4
(ex - 24 rue Micheli-du-Crest)
1211 Genève 14
e-mail : elips.heart@hcuge.ch

Tobacco smoking

Tobacco has several harmful effects on your heart:

You should also know that…

The benefits of stopping to smoke are important and immediate :

Stopping to smoke is never easy. There are several methods that can help you. It is up to you to choose the best one for you: nicotine patches, nicotine chewing gum, oral medication, specialized clinics. You can discuss this with your cardiologist, your nurse, your primary care or general practitioner, or your pharmacist. Specialized consultations to help you with your project are available in most European countries. Furthermore you can join support groups with other smokers who have decided to quit.

To begin, you must first identify what ties you to cigarette smoking…

This short exercise can help you understand your smoking habits. You have to change the routine associated with cigarette smoking: go for a walk during break times or at dinner time, leave the table after the meal, avoid smoking areas and situations that make you want to smoke, treat yourself with the money you will save…

There is no miracle solution. You have to set yourself objectives and persevere…

Last modification on 27/09/2010