A 36-year-old member asked:
what is a good way to quit smoking?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
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 a meaningful date like a birthday or holiday, and gather people who are aware of your attempt that you can call upon for moral support if you start to falter. Good luck!!
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Why can't I quit smoking?
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Family Medicine 31 years experience
Two addictions: Addiction to smoking is a two-part addiction: the physical addiction to the tobacco, and the psychological addiction to the act of smoking. Success comes when both forms of addiction are adequately addressed. See your doctor for definitive help.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Is it too late to quit smoking?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 32 years experience
No: Smoking has been strongly linked to heart disease, lung disease and many types of cancers. Second hand smoke exposure also causes significant illness, particularly in children. However, it is not to late to quit.There are many resources to help you quit. The american lung association is a great place for more information.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Please describe a good way to quit smoking cigarettes?
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
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A 33-year-old member asked:
What would be a good way to convince someone to quit smoking?
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Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Difficult: Smoking is usually an addiction and as such it needs to be treated accordingly. Seeing a close friend or relative dying from consequences of tobacco smoking is probably the best motivator. Like an addict, the smoker will give you all kinds of excuses on why he or she cannot quit.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
I can't quit smoking. Is there any good way to quit smoke? Thank you.
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Yes!: The best results occur when you are highly motivated to quit and when you take part in a smoking cessation class (many hospitals provide these) with or without the aid of nicotine substitutes (like nicorette) or you can discuss some of the prescription meds to help quit smoking with your doctor (such as Chantix or wellbutrin). The most important thing is to continue trying! you can quit!
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