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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Definitely. Do it!: Tobacco cessation requires 2 tasks. Overcoming nicotine addiction, and a deeply ingrained habit. Withdrawal symptomst last ~3 wks, and many can get p ... Read More
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Dr. Angus Worthing
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Taper, plan, quit: Set a quit date. Cut down to 10 cigarettes a day or lower by then. Anticipate triggers that will make you crave smoking (being with other smokers, dri ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Auricular (ear) acupunctue is extremely helpful fo smoking cessation.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Hypnosis: Hypnosis is an excellent way to stop smoking. Find a qualified clinical hypnotist. It is a fast efficient way to quit.
Dr. Milton Mintz
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There are several: Other meds that your pcp could prescribe- whatever he gives you, stick with it ; quit smoking!
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Chantix and nicotine: There are medications that can help with quitting smoking. Chantix, nicotine patches, nicotine inhalers, and nicotine gum all can help in quitting smo ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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Unsure: No one is certain about the ling term effects of vap pens. If you want to quit smoking call 1-800-quitnow for a free assessment. Good luck!
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
46 years experience Pain Management
State of your mind: It's not the medications – it is usually the state of your mind. If you can resist the desire for "instant gratification", you will quit smoking with ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
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No: You will experience a withdrawal, but not shock.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Smoking addicted: 52 F: I'm trying to quit smoking. It's very difficult. Are e cigarettes a safer alternative? ANS: as a former smoker I understand the difficulty. But ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Everyone is: different but setting target date to stop and then stopping completely on that day can be effective. Learning some self-hypnosis can support this pla ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
35 years experience Addiction Medicine
It might: No studies but it might. It does reduce triggered (glutamine associated) cravings. I ususally recommend 600 mg bid.

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