Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Smokers Who Want to Quit Smoking Need Assistance

Active smokers who want to quit smoking need assistance so that they are more motivated. This was expressed by the Director of Tobacco Control Center Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta Muhammadiyah University Winny Setyonugroho.

"Based on the research, only 10 percent of active smokers who successfully quit smoking unaccompanied. With the assistance is estimated to amount the percentage is higher," he said in Yogyakarta on Wednesday (1/2).

In training "Quit Now Stop Smoking Program" Winny said assistance is necessary so that active smokers can quit smoking immediately. Thereby reducing the number of active smokers.

"The number of active smokers in Indonesia is pretty much certainly impact on the health of the population as a whole. Therefore, it reduces the number of active smokers is an important thing that needs to be done," he said.

Deputy Director of MTCC UMY Dianita Sugiyo said in the training that lasted until February 3, 2017, the participants were equipped with seven steps to quit smoking.

Seven steps, among others, be prepared to stop, time to stop, conquer the addiction to nicotine, choose a new habit, a life free of cigarette smoke, keep stopping, and won a lifetime.

"The program is a training program for counselors cessation clinic, in cooperation with the HELP Foundation in Asian Aid in Australia. The speakers from Australia and some doctors from Indonesia," he said.

He said the participants came from universities element that has a Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing, hospitals, health centers, clinics, and the Health Department.

In the training, participants who were counselors at the clinic to quit smoking are encouraged to guide smokers to quit smoking. Handling conducted also vary not only in terms of medical, but also behavioral therapy.

He expects the participants to spread the knowledge to other counselors because its methods are numerous and MTCC has several times held a series of smoking cessation clinic counselors with different materials.

"The materials for training this time there is communication therapy," seven-step quit smoking 'of Australia. We always' update' participants, who formerly might have participated could supplement methods to help smokers to quit, "he said.

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