Smoking is one of the major risk factors of cardiovascular and oncological diseases, it continues to cause irreparable harm to human health. The fact that smoking shortens life is undeniable, and it is now recognized by the majority of researchers.
Despite a lot of achievements in the fight against smoking, it is not so simple to overcome this habit. According to the data of the Institute of Cardiology of the Tomsk Scientific Centre of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, smoking prevalence for men constitutes 70 % among women – 8 %. These high figures point, on the one hand, to the cultural and social level and, on the other hand, the lack of effectiveness of existing ways to combat smoking.
This is partly due to the fact that anti-smoking techniques such as acupuncture and its varieties, psychotherapy, the use of drugs (unfortunately, not always accessible to the population) are not without side effects and often require a lot of time as well as repeated cumbersome courses of treatment.
The proposed way to combat smoking is addressed directly to a smoker; it is harmless and aimed at providing positive motivation, reinforcing the negative personal attitude of the person to smoking. It always clearly defines the position of the surrounding people.
Simplicity and availability of the method, its fundamental difference from other existing approaches allows us to recommend it for both the medical staff and patients themselves. The author hopes that his work could help beginners as well as experienced smokers to give up smoking. His task will be fulfilled, if this technique can add, at least, a small part of those who have read this brochure to «the galaxy» of non-smokers and therefore healthy people. To reach a larger audience, the author publishes it at once in the Russian and English languages. It should be noted that the higher the person’s educational is, the better this technique works. At the present moment, during 25 years of its use hundreds of people managed to give up smoking on their own.
The author will be grateful for constructive comments of his readers and asks them to send letters and reviews as well as possible questions to the following address:
Lukyanyonok Pavel Ivanovich, RAE Professor Laboratory of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Lukans@yandex.ru.
The work is submitted to the International Scientific Conference «Science and education in modern Russia», Russia (Moscow), November, 20-12, 2012, came to the editorial office оn 14.11.2012.