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A 53-year-old member asked:

can women quit smoking?

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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Women and smoking: Quitting is no easy task, male or female. Try to taper your use. If you have withdrawal symptoms or craving, nicotine puffers or gum can help reduce this. Patches without the use of cigarettes can help you slowly come off. If the craving are still two strong, medications such as Chantix and wellbutrin (bupropion) can also help. The american lung association can give you support and information.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Yes!: Check out http://www.Becomeanex.Org/ for some very practical tips to help you understand how to quit smoking for good. I wish you success in achieving a healthy, smoke-free lifestyle!
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Dr. Alan Ali commented
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Great site!
Dec 23, 2012
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Yes: Woman and men can quit smoking. Its a great health move to make. Good luck and best of health to you. Consult your physician for advice on how to go about it and the options available to you.
Dr. Traci Seidman
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Anybody Can!: Male or female, it's the same, anybody can quit. It takes determination. If you can't go cold turkey, you can try nicotine gum, patches. Hypnosis and acupuncture work remarkably well. There is also medication like Chantix. Any of these work well, especially if you use them together. Throw away your smokes, lighters, ashtrays and other triggers. Tell your friends for support & hang in there!

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