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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
26 years experience Pulmonology
Anytime: Per research, you should quit smoking as soon as you can, whenever you can.. And you can prevent further decline in lung functions, even though you wi ... Read More
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Dr. James Beck
11 years experience Dentistry
Now: Obviously you should quit smoking as soon as possible; however, i would recommend taking a vacation from work and do it during that time. You need to ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
43 years experience Preventive Medicine
Make a plan: Many people quit cold turkey; others taper off. Whatever you do, have a plan. Check out free smoking cessation programs online, like american lung ass ... Read More
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Dr. John Weeks
45 years experience Family Medicine
Whatever works 4 you: There are many short and long term benefits from quitting smoking. In addition to nicotine substitutes and certain medications, changing your habit pa ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Shen
31 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
There are many: Please read this...And best luck to you! http://www.Ucanquit2.Org/facts/nicotinewithdrawal.Aspx.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Withdrawal symptoms.: Anxiety, depression, irritability, mood swings, increased hunger, hostility are some of the most common symptoms of nicotine withdrawal.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
ASAP: Cold turkey asap. The facts on smoking are well known. Why do you want to comit slow suicide? There is evidence that even paternal smoking can affect ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anurag Anand
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Avoid: Have you tried the nicotine patch or gum? There are prescription medicines that can also help to reduce/ eliminate the craving. Also consider what bri ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imad Khreim
39 years experience Psychiatry
Medication: Chantix is a medicine that has shown great success in this area. Wellbutrin (bupropion) , to a lesser degree. See your psychiatrist for that.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Self help/group tx.: This is hard to do since your boss smokes too, but depending on your schedule, if you don't have to be around your boss on every break, take it elsewh ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
Probably: There is no reason to believe it will work any differently the third time you try it. I presume it helped you quit the previous two times or you woul ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
18 years experience Family Medicine
Smoking cessation: you could try some medications like chantix or wellbutrin (bupropion). those seems to help with hardly any side effects. Virtual Consult me and i ca ... Read More
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