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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Quit smoking?: Definitely! nothing good comes from smoking. Increases your risk for lung disease like emphysema & chronic bronchitis, cancer of lungs, mouth, throat/ ... Read More
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Dr. John Weeks
45 years experience Family Medicine
Great idea!: 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 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olson answered
39 years experience Psychiatry
Medicine can help: Serious intent and careful consideration of the long-term impact of smoking will likely guarantee a better result. Rewarding yourself with something ... Read More
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Dr. Martha Stark
47 years experience Psychiatry
Hypnosis: Hypnosis can be an extremely useful adjunct to anything else that you might try. The "mad russian" in brookline, massachusetts, used to perform mirac ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
34 years experience Preventive Medicine
You've already begun: Congratulations! you've taken the first step by wanting to quit. There are many possible next steps, but i suggest calling 1-800-quitnow. It is a free ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
43 years experience Addiction Medicine
Mutual support helps: You might consider attending a meeting of nicotine anonymous.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: All smokers need to quit smoking. However, the nicotine is extremely addictive, which is why the tobacco industry is able to keep selling so much of t ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
many options: There many options available to you. Meds (like nicotine gum or patches, Chantix, Zyban etc). Acupuncture and Hypnotherapy can also be beneficial. Goo ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
31 years experience Family Medicine
Support: Get support: call 1-800- quitnow or check out www.Smokefree.Gov think about your triggers. Plan to do something else besides smoking. Consider nicotin ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Determination and...: The most important thing is a strong desire to quit. There are many strategies to help, from nicotine patches/gum & various pharmaceutical meds to acu ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
38 years experience Family Medicine
You can quit smoking: First is you can quit smoking . The time-honored way is to set a day and make a contract with yourself and quit. Make it through the first day these a ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Don't buy cigarettes: Think of your lungs turning black with every puff kinda like the inside of a chimney, think of all the money you can save, think of an ash tray filled ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlon Twyman
Specializes in Family Medicine
Will power: The following method should help. 1) Smoke only in one place, preferably an uninhabited room that can't have a television or other distraction. 2) Hav ... Read More

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