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how can i best quit smoking?

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Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
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 the patch and other nicotine replacement strategies have been found to be helpful, quitting involves changing the associations to smoking, which is behavioral. This takes longer than just cleaning out the body. Smoke-enders used to have a great pr
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Counseling: Change of relationship with smoking. Most methods will only work for contemplators ready to quit. Aid to quit include use nicotine replacement like patches or gum or E-cigs and use of medications like Chantix or Welbutrin. Most people will need repeated attempts before quitting

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What's the best motivation to quit smoking?

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You: You must be ready to quit. My favorite way to stop smoking is the baggie trick. Pretend you smoke one pack per day. Every morning you place 20 cigs in a bag and smoke them. Do this for a week. Next week place 19 cigs per day and smoke them. Continue to reduce the count by one each week. This weans you not only of the nicotine, but also the various habbits that you associate with smoking.
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What are the best tips to quit smoking?

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Dr. Anna Guarna
Dentistry 35 years experience
Depends: It depends on what you've tried already. If you're just starting, you may want to try hypnosis...It's relatively quick, easy and no medications (which may cause side effects) are used.
A 47-year-old member asked:

When is the best time to quit smoking?

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Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 26 years experience
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 will not get your normal lungs back.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What is the best method of quitting smoking?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Be angry at it: The nih has a wonderful website with many resources for smokers who want to stop. Visit it to see if it can help you. Your doctor plays an important role in supporting you and helping with medications if necessary. See http://health.Nih.Gov/topic/smokingcessation or http://www.Surgeongeneral.Gov/initiatives/tobacco/index.Html.
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What is the best quit smoking method?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Formal program: The most effective way to stop smoking is through a smoking cessation program that offers education, support & appropriate medications. Ear (auricular acupuncture) is very helpful for smoking cessation.

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