Tobacco is a plant whose dried tobacco leaves are mainly smoked in cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and flavoured shisha tobacco. They are also consumed as snuff, chewing tobacco and dipping tobacco.
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable illness and death. It causes many different cancers as well as chronic lung diseases such as emphysema and bronchitis, heart disease, pregnancy-related problems, and many other serious health problems.
The harms caused by using tobacco include diseases affecting the heart and lungs, with smoking being a major risk factor for heart attacks, strokes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, and cancer.
We provide several medical treatment options for tobacco addiction. These treatments can be effective when combined with a medication compliance program and behavioural therapy.

What is Gutka?

Gutka is a preparation of crushed areca nut (also called betel nut), tobacco, catechu, paraffin, slaked lime and sweet or savory flavorings. Gutka is consumed by placing a pinch of it between the gum and cheek and gently sucking and chewing.


Excessive gutkha use can eventually lead to loss of appetite, promote unusual sleep patterns, and loss of concentration along with other tobacco-related problems.
In Gutka/ Tobacco addicted person, wide range of symptoms are found and some of them are given here:

  • No control over injecting Gutka/Tobacco
  • Increased pleasantness of the taste of sweets
  • Give justification to inject
  • Headache, Nausea and Constipation or diarrhea
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Increased hunger and caloric intake
  • Tobacco cravings