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A 22-year-old male asked:

any tips/advice to quit smoking?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
Plan: Planning the right actions to help you quit smoking is more important than will power. Start cutting back, set a quit date, get rid of all triggers, don't hang around smokers, do not drink alcohol, exercise, start new hobbies, support groups, are some effective methods. Nicotine replacement therapy can be tried if non-medicinal modalities fail.

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How to quit smoking without medicine?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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Smoking: The best is a strong "will power" - stop buying them and try to not be around smokers or cigarette smoke. Try to focus on other positive things to keep the urge away. Having a strong family support to coax you is always a plus.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How do I get my girlfriend to quit smoking?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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You can't: It has to come from her. You can't change other people's addiction, however close you are.
A 44-year-old member asked:

I need to know what's an alternative after having to quit smoking weed?

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Alternatives: Best would be diet and exercise, find a substitute such as candy or something to keep your mind distracted.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Can you please tell me, should 2 weeks of patches be enough to quit smoking?

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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Smoking: Everyone one is different, it remains to be seen how your mind and body react. If you are strong willed and determined it should be enough educate yourself about risks of smoking.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Could I get some advice and tips on how to quit smoking?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
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 plan of action. Chewing gum or eating mints is useful, especially at high risk times like coffee breaks. Peace and good health.

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