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quit smoking joint pain

A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Watry
20 years experience General Practice
Not related: The joint pain is not related to smoking cessation, but the anxiety may be. Do not give in to the temptation to resume smoking. See your Dr to discu ... Read More
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
15 years experience Clinical Psychology
Anxiety control: Congratulations on quitting smoking! It's quite possible that smoking helped you cope with stress. Now is a great time to learn other ways of calming ... Read More

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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Most likely not.....: No, not at age 16. Joints have very poor blood supply, and smoking does cause vascular/blood issues, but at your young age, it is mostly a non-smokin ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
44 years experience Psychiatry
Don't recommend: Please read about the toxic effect of inhaled and second-hand smoke on the lungs: http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/about-smoking/health-effects/mariju ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sheeja Francis
20 years experience Rheumatology
Possibly: Smoking increases risk of rheumatoid arthritis. It also causes accelerated aging, leading to early osteoarthritis.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: Yes.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Smoking is one: of the most difficult addictions to kick. In one study the relapse rate was exactly the same as those found in heroin users trying to quit. While ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Growth: Depends on your age and gender. You will undoubtedly be healthier if yor stop smoking and please do this for yourself.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Plan: Planning the right actions to help you quit smoking is more important than will power. Start cutting back, set a quit date, get rid of all triggers, ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great. But plan it ahead of time. Pick a quit date in advance, maybe ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Quitting smoking.: Cold turkey is the best way, but nicotine or cigarette tapering are viable options as well. For cold turkey, pick a quit day in advance, prepare for ... Read More

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