START ANEW Program

By The Medical City , | May 29, 2020

Smoking increases risk of death from all causes for both men and women. It increases the risk for heart disease and stroke up to 4 times, development of lung cancer up to 25 times more. It also increases the risk of developing other forms of cancer in different parts of the body.


Facts about Smoking

  • 28% or 17.3 million Filipino adults are current smokers.
  • Smoking causes majority of lung cancer deaths (90%) and deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (80%).
  • Smoking increases risk of death from all causes for both men and women. It increases the risk for heart disease and stroke up to 4 times, development of lung cancer up to 25 times more. It also increases the risk of developing other forms of cancer in different parts of the body.

Benefits of Smoking Cessation

The benefits of quitting cigarette smoking are the following:

  • In 20 minutes, your blood pressure and your pulse return to normal.
  • In 8 hours, the levels of carbon monoxide (a toxin in tobacco products) and oxygen in your blood return to normal.
  • In 24 hours, your risk of heart attack is lower.
  • In 48 hours, your sense of smell and taste improve.
  • In 2 weeks to 3 months, your circulation improves, and your lung function increases up to 10%. This gives you more energy for walking and other types of fitness activities.
  • In 3 to 9 months, the coughing, sinus congestion, and shortness of breath characteristic of smokers diminish, and you experience less fatigue.
  • In 5 years, your risk of stroke is the same as that of a person who never smoked.
  • In 10 years, your risk of lung cancer is reduced to half of what it was when you smoked. And your risk of other types of cancer (such as oral cancer) is also decreased.
  • In 15 years, your risk of heart attack is the same as that of a person who never smoked.

 

The Medical City’s START ANEW Program

(Smoking and Tobacco Addiction and Relapse Therapy for A Nicotine - Free Way of Life) aids smokers in becoming and staying smoke-free, making them better prepared to deal with significant lifestyle changes. The Program centers on education and motivation, providing individual counseling and psychosocial support groups to help smokers quit and maintain a non-smoking status for life.

The patient will be able to explore his or her smoking habits, other psychological and behavioral motivation behind smoking and will be able to go through the process of smoking cessation with the help of a physician and a support group. The patient will also be assisted on pharmacologic treatments to aid smoking cessation.


How the TMC START ANEW Program works

The program includes 5 visits to a pulmonologist. One patient will be assigned to 4 other patients who will act as their support group throughout the program. There will be individualized screening and assessment at the start of the program. Available laboratory results and workups will be reviewed and evaluated. The patient will be able to have access to Individualized Patient Assessment, Motivational Patient Education and Counseling, Supplementary Self-help Materials, Behavioral Modification and Cognitive Therapy, Assisted Pharmacologic Treatment, Relaxation and

Stress-Management Techniques, Psycho-Social Support Group, Periodic Monitoring, Relapse Prevention Techniques and Smoking Reduction Strategies. Patients will also be assessed by a psychologist at the tail end of the program.

Patients who relapse and need further sessions may be assisted depending on which phase of smoking cessation they are in.


Components of the TMC START ANEW Program

The program will have a total of 5 sessions. After the initial assessment, patients will have regular follow-up visits for the whole year (3rd, 6th, 9th, 12th month).

Visit 1 will be the assessment visit wherein patients will be seen by a pulmonologist. Available laboratory results and workups will be reviewed and evaluated assessment of tobacco dependence will be done, and a lecture on the power of tobacco addiction will be given.

Visit 2 will involve a motivational interview, behavioral assessment toward smoking cessation and setting a quit date. A lecture on the rewards of quitting tobacco will be given.

Visit 3 will address the possible obstacles to smoking cessation. The patient will be given a step wise therapy guide, medication treatment plan, lecture on pharmacologic agents and nicotine withdrawal.

Visit 4 will focus on the treatment effects, tapering medications and coping with triggers. There will be a lecture on psychological behavioral modifications to help with smoking cessation.

Visit 5 will be relapse prevention. It will assess barriers to control and risk of relapse. It will tackle management of slips and relapse.


The Enrollment Process

Patients can visit their pulmonologists so their doctors can refer them to the pulmonary laboratory of the hospital for enrollment. Patients can also proceed to the pulmonary laboratory of the hospital at the 2nd floor for inquiries and enrollment. They can avail of all the 5 sessions or choose which sessions they feel that they need at the moment.

 

For inquiries

PULMONARY DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC CENTER

2/F Podium Building, The Medical City, Ortigas Ave., Pasig City

Tel. No.: 8-988-1000/8-988-7000 Ext. 6238

 


 

References:

-- Philippine Statistics Authority, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

-- World Health Organization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

-- American College of Chest Physicians


DOWNLOAD: Start ANEW Program brochure.pdf




START ANEW Program

By The Medical City ,

May 29, 2020


Smoking increases risk of death from all causes for both men and women. It increases the risk for heart disease and stroke up to 4 times, development of lung cancer up to 25 times more. It also increases the risk of developing other forms of cancer in different parts of the body.

Facts about Smoking

  • 28% or 17.3 million Filipino adults are current smokers.
  • Smoking causes majority of lung cancer deaths (90%) and deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (80%).
  • Smoking increases risk of death from all causes for both men and women. It increases the risk for heart disease and stroke up to 4 times, development of lung cancer up to 25 times more. It also increases the risk of developing other forms of cancer in different parts of the body.

Benefits of Smoking Cessation

The benefits of quitting cigarette smoking are the following:

  • In 20 minutes, your blood pressure and your pulse return to normal.
  • In 8 hours, the levels of carbon monoxide (a toxin in tobacco products) and oxygen in your blood return to normal.
  • In 24 hours, your risk of heart attack is lower.
  • In 48 hours, your sense of smell and taste improve.
  • In 2 weeks to 3 months, your circulation improves, and your lung function increases up to 10%. This gives you more energy for walking and other types of fitness activities.
  • In 3 to 9 months, the coughing, sinus congestion, and shortness of breath characteristic of smokers diminish, and you experience less fatigue.
  • In 5 years, your risk of stroke is the same as that of a person who never smoked.
  • In 10 years, your risk of lung cancer is reduced to half of what it was when you smoked. And your risk of other types of cancer (such as oral cancer) is also decreased.
  • In 15 years, your risk of heart attack is the same as that of a person who never smoked.

 

The Medical City’s START ANEW Program

(Smoking and Tobacco Addiction and Relapse Therapy for A Nicotine - Free Way of Life) aids smokers in becoming and staying smoke-free, making them better prepared to deal with significant lifestyle changes. The Program centers on education and motivation, providing individual counseling and psychosocial support groups to help smokers quit and maintain a non-smoking status for life.

The patient will be able to explore his or her smoking habits, other psychological and behavioral motivation behind smoking and will be able to go through the process of smoking cessation with the help of a physician and a support group. The patient will also be assisted on pharmacologic treatments to aid smoking cessation.


How the TMC START ANEW Program works

The program includes 5 visits to a pulmonologist. One patient will be assigned to 4 other patients who will act as their support group throughout the program. There will be individualized screening and assessment at the start of the program. Available laboratory results and workups will be reviewed and evaluated. The patient will be able to have access to Individualized Patient Assessment, Motivational Patient Education and Counseling, Supplementary Self-help Materials, Behavioral Modification and Cognitive Therapy, Assisted Pharmacologic Treatment, Relaxation and

Stress-Management Techniques, Psycho-Social Support Group, Periodic Monitoring, Relapse Prevention Techniques and Smoking Reduction Strategies. Patients will also be assessed by a psychologist at the tail end of the program.

Patients who relapse and need further sessions may be assisted depending on which phase of smoking cessation they are in.


Components of the TMC START ANEW Program

The program will have a total of 5 sessions. After the initial assessment, patients will have regular follow-up visits for the whole year (3rd, 6th, 9th, 12th month).

Visit 1 will be the assessment visit wherein patients will be seen by a pulmonologist. Available laboratory results and workups will be reviewed and evaluated assessment of tobacco dependence will be done, and a lecture on the power of tobacco addiction will be given.

Visit 2 will involve a motivational interview, behavioral assessment toward smoking cessation and setting a quit date. A lecture on the rewards of quitting tobacco will be given.

Visit 3 will address the possible obstacles to smoking cessation. The patient will be given a step wise therapy guide, medication treatment plan, lecture on pharmacologic agents and nicotine withdrawal.

Visit 4 will focus on the treatment effects, tapering medications and coping with triggers. There will be a lecture on psychological behavioral modifications to help with smoking cessation.

Visit 5 will be relapse prevention. It will assess barriers to control and risk of relapse. It will tackle management of slips and relapse.


The Enrollment Process

Patients can visit their pulmonologists so their doctors can refer them to the pulmonary laboratory of the hospital for enrollment. Patients can also proceed to the pulmonary laboratory of the hospital at the 2nd floor for inquiries and enrollment. They can avail of all the 5 sessions or choose which sessions they feel that they need at the moment.

 

For inquiries

PULMONARY DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC CENTER

2/F Podium Building, The Medical City, Ortigas Ave., Pasig City

Tel. No.: 8-988-1000/8-988-7000 Ext. 6238

 


 

References:

-- Philippine Statistics Authority, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

-- World Health Organization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

-- American College of Chest Physicians


DOWNLOAD: Start ANEW Program brochure.pdf



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