A 29-year-old member asked:
how can i quit smoking?
5 doctor answers • 18 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 31 years experience
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 nicotine substitute: gum, lozenge, patch, inhaler. Congrats on making healthy changes!
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Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Mutual support helps: You might consider attending a meeting of nicotine anonymous.
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Quit smoking: Also work with your physician on medical detox. With zyban, nicoderm (nicotine patch) patches & other remedies to help come off of cravings.
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Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Tips for quitting: Quitting is very difficult; it may take several attempts before you give up the habit for good. Success is increased if you have support and work with your health care providers. Research shows that a combination of nicotine replacement therapy or other FDA approved smoking cessation medication AND counseling is most effective as it helps you stay on track and overcome obstacles. Best wishes
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Quitting smoking: congratulations for taking the decision to quit, you have crossed a major hurdle . There are lost of options depending on what your preference is and what else you have tried in past and any medical conditions and allergies . Choices include nicotine chewing gums, lozenges , patches tablets like nortryptiline, zyban , champion. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist or nurse. http://www.quit.org.nz
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A 25-year-old member asked:
How do u quit smoking?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
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 telephone counseling service, and is excellent. They can help develop a quit plan just for you, and support you along the way. And they often can give away aids like nicotine patches for free. Best of luck! you really can quit. I know. I did.
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50 doctor answers • 77 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Quit smoking?: Definitely! nothing good comes from smoking. Increases your risk for lung disease like emphysema & chronic bronchitis, cancer of lungs, mouth, throat/larynx, stomach, bladder. Put those around you at risk due to second-hand smoke. Your doc can prescribe pills/patches to help you quit. Also good to avoid locations where you'll be exposed to smoke. If others @ home smoke, get them to quit, too.
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Tips to quit smoking
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 28 years experience
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 up and then kissing that.....Think of bad circulation, breathing problems.
Do you still feel like smoking?
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A 33-year-old male asked:
How to quit smoking permanently?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Worth millions!: Anyone who could answer your question could make millions or billions of $s! Some folk have an easy time - others struggle. Motivation may be a big part and good distractions to stay occupied. This helps: breathe in a smoking pattern w/out the cigarette for about as long and often as you'd smoke. That is part of what you'll miss. It clears out the old air and is the 'baby' in the bathwater. Best!
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A 35-year-old male asked:
I need to quit smoking?
4 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
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 their products. One can work with his primary care doctor on quitting. There are ways the doctor can help.
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