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Undated picture of  Barack Obama somewhere in Kenya.   

Couple of days back, no-one was aware of him, but today the whole world is looking for him.  That's why he said 'The change we need'.

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How to quit smoking - Ways and remedies

How to Quit Smoking Now

 “Quitting Smoking is not difficult. It is only a question of attitude,” says E Vidhubala, Psycho Oncologist, at the Tobacco Cessation Clinic at the Cancer Institute, Chennai, INDIA.

Read on to know how you can quit smoking NOW.

What are the most common arguments that smokers offer against quitting?

The arguments are many. The Foremost argument is the feeling that “Nothing will happen to me”. Here are some of the myths they hold on to and clarifications:

“Oh come on, don’t get preachy… You can get knocked down by a bus on the road tomorrow.” 
A: Yes you can. But you can minimise your chances of that not happening by not dashing out in the middle of the road amidst traffic. Likewise, you can minimise the chances of your cells turning cancerous by quitting.

My Grandfather smoked till he was eighty. He did not get cancer! 
A: If you look hard enough you will find that he would have suffered from some tobacco related illness such as: Heart Disease, Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema, Stroke, Cataract etc. Besides we live in an environment that is more polluted, our food has more chemical/carcinogen ic elements than that was consumed by our grandparents and our susceptibilities are higher.

Smoking helps me relax 
A: Your body's used to nicotine, so you feel good when you give your body a substance it's come to depend on. But nicotine is a stimulant - it raises your heart rate, blood pressure, and adrenaline level. Most ex-smokers feel much less nervous just a few weeks after quitting.

Smoking makes me more effective in my work; It helps concentration. 
A: Smoking actually deprives your brain of oxygen. Smoking is not an aid to concentration in the long run.

What is wrong with a small vice? It is boring to be perfect… 
A: Take a look at patients who have had surgeries and smoking related cancers. Listen to the distress they have undergone physically, monetarily and psychologically. Decide on whether the high from smoking is worth it.

What kind of mental make up is necessary for quitting?
It is all a question of attitude. Information about the impact of smoking and the contents of a cigarette can create a feeling of aversion that can wean a smoker away from cigarettes. It is not actually a trial for a person’s will power. Talking to a counselor will help the smoker to realise how he has conditioned himself to smoking and why he has a block to quitting. Once the smoker is able to isolate these reasons, the smoker can work his/her way to quitting. Thousands of people are doing it and succeeding.

Are there any specific techniques for quitting?
Several techniques are being tried.

  • Increasing aversion by switching brands
  • Cutting down the number of cigarettes.
  • Postponing the smoke; avoiding buying in cartons
  • Reconditioning by substituting associations.

We recommend quitting at a go as the best. No other technique has given results comparable as these. We feel 'gradual' quitting does not work.

What are the common withdrawal symptoms smokers experience?
The most common withdrawal symptoms smokers who try to quit experience are the following:

  • A dry feeling mouth in the mouth. (Drink plenty of fluid, have salads and fruit).
  • Headaches (Take a warm bath. Try meditation)
  • Difficulty sleeping. (Get into exercise routines/ relaxation techniques).
  • Trouble passing motion.(Add more fibre and fluids to diet).
  • Anger, irritability. (Try breathing techniques)
  • Coughing (Take warm water/ fluids)
  • Hunger and increase in weight. (This too can be handled by increased fluid and fruit/vegetables intake)
  • Craving: there is almost an irresistible impulse to reach out for a cigarette. (This will last a few minutes. Wait it out.)

It is important to know that these symptoms last only for a week or so. Simple lifestyle changes can reduce the impact of these. Remembering the effects of tobacco related diseases and the anguish that they cause reduces the annoyances caused by quitting to insignificance.

How long do withdrawal symptoms last?
Withdrawal symptoms last for a week or so. The first few days after stopping are the worst. Then the effect is reduced. After a week to 10 days all withdrawal symptoms should be gone.

What about smoking substitutes?
Different types of smoking substitutes are available. These include nicotine patches, chewing gum and medication. But there is a catch to all of these.

Nicotine patches also deliver nicotine and feed the craving. Gum is banned in India. Medication has its own set of problems. In some it creates sleeplessness. Medication is contra indicated in may cases: that is, it does not agree with many people. A thorough examination is required before such medication can be prescribed.

We have not found a satisfactory quit rate in any smoker who has tried substitutes.

Is there a pattern to successful quitting: age, education, economic status or any other?
It is a question of attitude and awareness. We find that education and economic status are not significant parameters.

More young people try to quit, but they are also more prone to relapses.

Older people are forced to quit, often because they are detected to have conditions that may be made worse by tobacco. Therefore there is a better success rate.

What is the method you adopt/advise?
As smoking is part of attitudinal behavior, I feel this is problem that psychologists can handle best. We offer counseling and follow up.

We do not offer advice. We listen to the smoker. Each smoker has a different reason for smoking:

A sign of protest against someone who is trying to decry it.

Various imagined benefits.

Association with other pleasurable activities: peer interaction, release of tension etc.

A block against rationalising the ill effects of tobacco.

Accepting the smoker’s needs but isolating these from the act of smoking is the main challenge. I feel this can be handled best by someone who is trained.

Meeting those who have not done it in time 
This is the most powerful device we employ. Meeting people who have been through chemo, laryngectomy (partial removal of the voice box, rendering the person speechless) and other agonies caused by tobacco related diseases brings home the point forcefully.

Images of these people and their experiences are real and haunt the smoker, while advice only annoys them.

A psychologist is able to understand the activity that is associated with smoking: hanging out with friends, dinner, work related tensions, toilet routines, driving, waiting for someone, or just about anything.

The psychologist works with the quitter and finds substitutes that can be linked to these activities instead of smoking. This process is called reconditioning.

Dealing with withdrawal symptoms 
Most quitters need support during this phase.

Do you think observances like the “No Tobacco Day” have any impact?
Definitely. This gives us an opportunity to reach the masses through media. The choice of a theme each year brings into focus various dimensions of the issue. For instance, this year’s theme is “Tobacco and Poverty – A Vicious Circle” This brings to light the fact that the farmers are not benefited by growing tobacco. In fact, they are pushed into penury and ill health. It is a myth that governments gain economically from tobacco and tobacco product production, as the state spending on tobacco related diseases outstrips the earnings.

Every year thousands of youngsters start smoking. With these observances at least some of them can be dissuaded.

What are the initiatives that the government has to adopt to reduce/ eradicate tobacco usage?

The government has banned advertisements completely on all media as well as sponsorships. For instance, banning advertisements, but having Sachin Tendulkar wear a T Shirt with a cigarette brand displayed on it, hardly served the purpose. Now even endorsements are out. Low visibility will kill the demand slowly. The ban on smoking in public places will also greatly help.

Besides, social unacceptability and awareness that passive smoking is damaging to children, are catalysts to quitting. If you cannot smoke in comfort, but have to do it in bathrooms or crowded smoke filled spaces outside buildings etc, it becomes a low brow activity. This should also discourage smoking.

Nokia codes - description

All Nokia Codes
Nokia Universal Codes
Code Description :
These Nokia codes will work on most Nokia Mobile Phones...

(1) *3370# Activate Enhanced Full Rate Codec (EFR) - Your phone uses the best sound quality but talk time is reduced my approx. 5%

(2) #3370# Deactivate Enhanced Full Rate Codec (EFR) OR *3370#

(3) *#4720# Activate Half Rate Codec - Your phone uses a lower quality sound but you should gain approx 30% more Talk Time.

(4) *#4720# Deactivate Half Rate Codec.

(5) *#0000# Displays your phones software version, 1st Line : Software Version, 2nd Line : Software Release

Date, 3rd Line : Compression Type.

(6) *#9999# Phones software version if *#0000# does not work.

(7) *#06# For checking the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI Number).

(8) #pw+1234567890+ 1# Provider Lock Status. (use the "*" button to obtain the "p,w"
and "+" symbols).

(9) #pw+1234567890+ 2# Network Lock Status. (use the "*" button to obtain the "p,w"
and "+" symbols).

(10) #pw+1234567890+ 3# Country Lock Status. (use the "*" button to obtain the "p,w"
and "+" symbols).

(11) #pw+1234567890+ 4# SIM Card Lock Status. (use the "*" button to obtain the "p,w" Go to Top
and "+" symbols).

(12) *#147# (vodafone) this lets you know who called you last.

(13) *#1471# Last call (Only vodofone).

(14) *#21# Allows you to check the number that "All Calls" are diverted to

(15) *#2640# Displays security code in use.

(16) *#30# Lets you see the private number.

(17) *#43# Allows you to check the "Call Waiting" status of your phone.

(18) *#61# Allows you to check the number that "On No Reply" calls are diverted to.

(19) *#62# Allows you to check the number that "Divert If Unreachable (no service)" calls
are diverted to.

(20) *#67# Allows you to check the number that "On Busy Calls" are diverted to.

(21) *#67705646# Removes operator logo on 3310 & 3330.

(22) *#73# Reset phone timers and game scores.

(23) *#746025625# Displays the SIM Clock status, if your phone supports this power saving feature "SIM Clock Stop Allowed", it means you will get the best standby time possible.

(24) *#7760# Manufactures code.

(25) *#7780# Restore factory settings.

(26) *#8110# Software version for the nokia 8110.

Go to Top

(27) *#92702689# Displays - 1.Serial Number, 2.Date Made, 3.Purchase Date, 4.Date of last repair (0000 for no repairs), 5.Transfer User Data. To exit this mode you need to switch your phone off then on again. ( Favourite )

(28) *#94870345123456789 # Deactivate the PWM-Mem.

(29) **21*number# Turn on "All Calls" diverting to the phone number entered.

(30) **61*number# Turn on "No Reply" diverting to the phone number entered.

(31) **67*number# Turn on "On Busy" diverting to the phone number entered.

(32) 12345 This is the default security code.

Press and hold # Lets you switch between lines

NOKIA5110/5120/ 5130/5190
IMEI number: * # 0 6 #
Software version: * # 0 0 0 0 #
Simlock info: * # 9 2 7 0 2 6 8 9 #
Enhanced Full Rate: * 3 3 7 0 # [ # 3 3 7 0 # off]
Half Rate: * 4 7 2 0 #
Provider lock status: #pw+1234567890+ 1
Network lock status #pw+1234567890+ 2
Provider lock status: #pw+1234567890+ 3
SimCard lock status: #pw+1234567890+ 4
NOKIA 6110/6120/6130/ 6150/6190
IMEI number: * # 0 6 #
Software version: * # 0 0 0 0 #
Simlock info: * # 9 2 7 0 2 6 8 9 #
Enhanced Full Rate: * 3 3 7 0 # [ # 3 3 7 0 # off]
Half Rate: * 4 7 2 0 #

IMEI number: * # 0 6 #
Software version: * # 0 0 0 0 # or * # 9 9 9 9 # or * # 3 1 1 0 #
Simlock info: * # 9 2 7 0 2 6 8 9 #

NOKIA 3330
This will show your warranty details *#92702689#
Basically increases the quality of calling sound, but decreases battery length.
Deactivates the above
Shows your software version
*#746025625# This shows if your phone will allow sim clock stoppage
Half Rate Codec activation. It will automatically restart
Half Rate Codec deactivation. It will automatically restart
Restore Factory Settings
To do this simply use this code *#7780#
Manufacturer Info
Date of Manufacturing *#3283#
*3001#12345# (TDMA phones only)

This will put your phone into programming mode, and you'll be presented with the programming menu.
2) Select "NAM1"
3) Select "PSID/RSID"
4) Select "P/RSID 1"
Note: Any of the P/RSIDs will work
5) Select "System Type" and set it to Private
6) Select "PSID/RSID" and set it to 1
7) Select "Connected System ID"
Note: Enter your System ID for Cantel, which is 16401 or 16423. If you don't know yours,
ask your local dealer for it.
Select "Alpha Tag"
9) Enter a new tag, then press OK
10) Select "Operator Code (SOC)" and set it to 2050
11) Select "Country Code" and set it to 302 for Canada, and 310 for the US.
12) Power down the phone and power it back on again.

To check the ISDN number on your Nokia use this code *#92772689# .

Original mobile or not - How to check?

Very very Informative message for you...
Would you like to know whether your mobile is original or not!!!

Press the following on your mobile 
*#06# and the-international mobile equipment identity number appears.

Then check the 7th and 8th numbers:
















































Phone serial no.
















IF the Seventh & Eighth digits are 02 or 20 this means your cell phone was assembled in Emirates which is very Bad quality

IF the Seventh & Eighth digits are 08 or 80 this means your cell phone was manufactured in Germany which is fair quality 

IF the Seventh & Eighth digits are 01 or 10 this means your cell phone was manufactured inFinland which is very Good

IF the Seventh & Eighth digits are 00 this means your cell phone was manufactured in original factory which is the best Mobile Quality 

IF the Seventh & Eighth digits are 13 this means your cell phone was assembled in Azerbaijan which is very Bad quality and also dangerous for your health.

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