If you are looking for a clinic to quit smoking, Cita Clinics offers a revolutionary method to quit tobacco. We know the complexity of smoking cessation and that is why we have developed a method that addresses both physical and psychological dependence. Its effectiveness has been demonstrated, obtaining results in the short and long term.
QUIT THE TOBACCO
Tobacco dependence is complex, in that different factors operate on it: physical, psychological, and cultural.
That is why the CITA smoking cessation center is based on a personalized technique, characterized by a global approach to smoking, which takes into account the physical and psychological dimension of the problem and identifies and classifies consumption patterns according to their prevalence. .
The figures on tobacco use are conclusive since today, it is responsible for more deaths than all other addictive substances combined.
The spread of diseases such as lung cancer is indis*-7putably linked to tobacco use.
As for smokers, 75% of them have thought about quitting. Of these, 45% will try to overcome their addiction to tobacco, but only between 4 and 7% will succeed without help.
The CITA method to overcome tobacco addiction is built from the individual himself to create a model adapted to his personality and customs.
It is about attacking the addiction from the root, identifying the physical and psychological motivations that lead the patient to smoke.
By recognizing these, the patient will be able to react and cope with them with the help of therapists and will learn the resources to oppose his desire to smoke and overcome his addiction to tobacco.
More than thirty years of experience and the satisfaction of our clients guarantee the quality of our work.
Contact us and find out about what formulas exist to help you overcome your problem with tobacco.
Nicotine withdrawal is a fundamental part of the process, as it is the starting point of smoking treatment. Some tobacco withdrawal symptoms could be:
- Mood swings: Irritability, frustration, anger, anxiety, depression, hostility, impatience.
- Physiological symptoms: Drowsiness, fatigue, restlessness, difficulty concentrating, decreased mental alertness, lightheadedness, headache, chest tightness, body aches and pains, tingling in the extremities, gastric discomfort, hunger, urge to smoke, anxiety.
- And physiological symptoms: Weight gain, decreased heart rate, increased peripheral circulation, changes in EEG, changes in endocrine functions, changes in neurotransmitters, decreased performance, sleep disorder, constipation, perspiration, mouth ulcers, increased cough
HELP TO QUIT SMOKING
The first step to overcome the addiction to tobacco is to overcome the physical addiction to the substance. The addictive power of nicotine has been proven in numerous studies, there is no scientific doubt about it. That is why the first step is to overcome that need acquired by the body.
PSYCHOLOGICAL ADDICTION TO TOBACCO: HABIT
To overcome smoking cessation, as important as physical cessation is psychological cessation. Those moments that every smoker knows are linked to cigarettes (coffee, social situations, moments of stress …) are true traps to overcome smoking. At CITA our method evaluates routines and designs a specific plan for each smoker, which focuses on deactivating routines linked to tobacco consumption
BEHAVIORAL ADDICTION TO SMOKING: DISHABITING GESTUAL AUTOMATISMS
Flaubert said that customs become tyrannies. The consumption of tobacco does not escape this norm. Just like those moments or that psychological need that we associate with tobacco (how many smokers who try to quit feel a real fear of fear and their reaction in times of stress), it is also necessary to neutralize the gestures linked to the habit of smoking. As in so many occasions, smoking also rests on small details.
EFFECTS OF TOBACCO ADDICTION
Smoking is considered a disease due to its repercussions on a social, physical and psychological level. The effects of tobacco are harmful to health, as studies show and that is why every year there are more people who want to clean their lungs and regain their healthy life.
These are the main harmful effects that smoking causes in people:
It affects the bronchopulmonary system. Smoking causes cancer of the lung, larynx, affects the reproductive system and digestive organs.
Cardiovascular problems, as it affects the organs that affect daily activity and negatively affect our vascular health.
Damage to the oral mucosa, due to cigarette burning, can affect, for example, gingivitis and periodontitis.
It increases the risk of suffering from emphysema, COPD, chronic bronchitis and peptic ulcer. In addition, it predisposes to coronary, cerebral and peripheral arterial arteriosclerosis.
Increased chance of getting stomach ulcers, heart and blood vessel related diseases.
It causes wrinkles in the skin due to the degradation of elastic fibers
Unpleasant breath and yellow teeth are some of the effects of tobacco on vocal hygiene.
It aggravates the intensity and frequency of suffering from asthma, increasing the frequency until it reaches asthma and chronic bronchitis.
Pregnant women “pass” nicotine to the fetus, reducing their birth weight, increase the chances of death for the baby by up to 80% and they will be born with respiratory, cardiovascular and allergic problems.
To eliminate these harmful effects of tobacco and clean the lungs, they usually need up to ten years without smoking.
CONSEQUENCES OF SMOKING
Tobacco is currently responsible for nearly 5 million deaths each year worldwide. It is estimated that in the year 2030 this figure will rise to 10 million annually.
Tobacco (nicotine) acts on the central nervous system (just like alcohol) as a stimulant.
It is one of the most consumed substances in Spain in recent decades, since nicotine is an addictive agent that generates high physical and psychological dependence.
31.5% of the population over 16 years of age have smoked daily or occasionally in the last year.
CONSEQUENCES OF TOBACCO SMOKING
Smoking harms almost every organ in the body and causes a third of all cancer-related deaths.
Over the years, a very large group of studies has demonstrated, without a doubt, the influence of tobacco consumption in a series of diseases such as cancer, coronary heart disease, ischemic peripheral vascular diseases, chronic bronchitis, intrauterine fetal damage, morbidity respiratory and circulatory, susceptibility to bacterial respiratory infections, loss of elasticity and development of wrinkles … to this must be added multiple indirect effects.
The overall mortality of smokers is up to 70% higher than that of non-smokers of the same age.
HEALTHY YEARS LOST TO TOBACCO
YEARS LIVED WITH DISABILITIES
YEARS LOST DUE TO PREMATURE DEATH
The most prominent diseases caused by tobacco or smoking are:
- Emphysema: A disease that progressively destroys the lungs, making it increasingly difficult to breathe. More than 90% of cases of bronchitis are attributed to tobacco use.
- Lung Cancer: In addition to nicotine, tobacco contains tar, which causes cancer.
- Cardiovascular diseases: caused by nicotine and carbon monoxide in cigarettes. The heart of smokers makes an overexertion to carry out routine activities every day, and these diseases caused by tobacco, cardiovascular in this case, steal our energy and make breathing more difficult.
Some causes of tobacco often end with a patient requiring therapy to stop smoking.
HOW TO QUIT TOBACCO SMOKING
THE APPOINTMENT METHOD TO QUIT SMOKING
From the CITA smoking cessation clinics, we carry out the method that consists mainly of covering smoking in a global way, identifying the consumption patterns, that is, the types of smoker. Thus, if the smoker has a physical dependence on consumption, the possibility of resorting to pharmacological help, always supervised by a professional, opens up.
Cita also provides an isolated environment and spaces for physical activity, improving the response of patients and facilitating the cessation process. The CITA method allows us to speak of a revolutionary system, with proven solvency, as our high satisfaction rates attest.
Likewise, CITA has a day center for outpatient treatment and has the possibility of hospitalization to stop smoking.
Dr. Josep M. Fàbregas
PSYCHIATRIC DIRECTOR / ADDICTION SPECIALIST
Josep Mª Fàbregas Pedrell is currently a specialist in addictions and psychiatrist director of the CITA Clinic for addictions and mental health, made up of the CITA Fundación, CITA Clínica, and CITA Young therapeutic centers.
He started his professional career at the Marmottande Paris Hospital, where he works with Professor Claude Olievenstein.
Later he moved to New York and, after several years of professional experience, in 1981 he founded CITA (Center for Research and Treatment of Addictions) with the aim of developing a model of professional therapeutic community, which has been in operation for 32 years. .