A 37-year-old male asked:
how can i quit smoking?
3 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Family Medicine
Will power: The following method should help. 1) Smoke only in one place, preferably an uninhabited room that can't have a television or other distraction. 2) Have a pen and notebook to write down why you need to smoke at this time. 3) Have a mirror to watch yourself smoke. 4) Use a half full jar of the worst baby food to use as your ash tray. 5) You must smell the baby food prior to each inhalation.
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Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Every attempt counts: 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
There is no one way: Many people can manage "cold turkey," but overall success rate is low. Use of nicotine replacements (patches, gum, lozenges) is probably the most widely used. Smoking cessation programs improve your chance of success and can be found through the American Cancer Society, Lung Assn and Heart Assn. Prescription meds - Wellbutrin (bupropion) and Chantix (varenicline) significantly increase success.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
How do u quit smoking?
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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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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
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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?
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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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Last updated Apr 15, 2019
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