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A 21-year-old female asked:

Scared to quit ciggs cold turkey because of anxiety and don't know the withdrawals. i heard you can die from withdrawing in alcohol. will i be fine?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Yes: Nicotine withdrawal while uncomfortable is not dangerous like alcohol withdrawal.
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry 36 years experience
YES!!: Cold turkey probably best and most "honest: way to quit smoking cigarettes. There are other aides however like the patch, gum, and also chantix. Cigarette withdrawal feels bad not dangerous like alcohol. Completely different. Good luck best decision that you can make.

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