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Three More Indications of Motivating the Smokers to Stop Smoking

OP Kapoor
The following are the three extremely common illnesses, where the patient should be very strongly motivated to give up smoking completely and permanently. These are:
  1. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  2. IHD (Ischaemic Heart Disease)
  3. Peptic Ulcer Disease

I would now like to draw the attention of the physicians to three more illnesses where smoking is prohibited and should be discontinued. They are:

  1. CRF (Chronic Renal Failure) Such patients are also given statins, in addition to motivating them to stop smoking.
  2. Graves’ disease It is well known that the ophthalmic complications of Graves’ disease do not respond to any treatment and follow their own course. But chances of developing ophthalmic Graves’ disease increase if the patient continues to smoke.
  3. Crohn’s disease.

Ex. Hon. Physician, Jaslok Hospital and Bombay Hospital, Mumbai, Ex. Hon. Prof. of Medicine, Grant Medical College and JJ Hospital, Mumbai 400 008.