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Can e-cigarettes help people quit smoking?

Can e-cigarettes help people quit smoking?

YES -- ABSOLUTELY: To quit smoking via VAPING you start by using whatever vaping liquid gets you to quit smoking completely, then, over time, switch away from tobacco flavored liquids to non-tobacco flavored liquids (very few experienced vapors use tobacco flavors) then switch to FLAVORLESS liquids (FLAVOR=RISK) containing only Glycerin and nicotine, and then taper-down the nicotine. Vaping glycerin only is safe. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acupuncture (Definition)

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more


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Can electronic cigarette help to quit smoking?

Can electronic cigarette help to quit smoking?

Cigarettes but: It is not clear if e-cigarette's help you quit tobacco product dependence, or if they are even healthier for you than traditional ones (it is likely but not established fact). Patches, pills (chantix, wellbutrin), and classes have an established track record for helping smokers quit, with a success rate of up to 50% at 1 one year for combined patch/pill/class regimens. ...Read more

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Is smoking cigarettes equivalent to smoking weed?

Is smoking cigarettes equivalent to smoking weed?

Yes and no: Both do harm to the body in different ways, nicotine is implicated with cancer , weed also has implicated with cancer in a recent study an increased incidence of testicular cancer was found . In regards to addiction they both cause increase of Dopamine which happens to be the chief chemical associated with pleasure, reward and re-inforcement of a behavior. I would suggest both not be used. ...Read more

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Is smoking cigars addictive?

Is smoking cigars addictive?

Yes: the smoking ritual itself, whether cigarettes, pipes or tobacco produces a psychological dependency, and the nicotine is absorbed through the mucous membranes of the mouth even in those who don't inhale. In addition, it is highly associated with head and neck cancer (mouth, tongue, throat etc), with higher amounts of cancer-causing tars than cigarettes have. ...Read more

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Quitting smoking at 66?

Quitting smoking at 66?

Yes, : Stopping smoking can only help your health. Most important is your desire to stop. There are many strategies to help, from nicotine patches/gum & various pharmaceutical meds to acupuncture & hypnosis.Exercise & relaxation helps.For more details on ways to quit see http://altmedicine.About.Com/od/therapiesfromrtoz/a/quit_smoking.Htm & www.Shareguide.Com/smoking.Html also see my comment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can accupuncture fore smoking cessation really work?

Can accupuncture fore smoking cessation really work?

Yes: Oh my gosh- it is very beneficial for cutting out cravings to smoke. There is an auricular (ear) p rotocol specific for smoking cessation. ...Read more

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Ways to quit smoking and drinking?

Ways to quit smoking and drinking?

Get support: You've started by asking here for help. There's no one way to quit drinking or smoking. Find what works best for you. That said, support makes a huge difference. Tell your doctor your goals. Ask about smoking cessation. Go to http://www.aa.org/ to see if AA is the next step for you. Lots of support there. Stay positive and go at your own pace. It's not how fast you go, it's staying the course. ...Read more

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Stopping smoking. I've tried numerous times to quit smoking using patches, inhalers, electronic ciggerettes and also cold turkey several times?

Stopping smoking. I've tried numerous times to quit smoking using patches, inhalers, electronic ciggerettes and also cold turkey several times?

Talk to doc for meds: Smoking cessation can be difficult but it can be done. I would advise you speak with your general practitioner and ask him/her about smoking cessation medications like bupropion or varenicline. Both of these medications are available in the UK, Europe, Canada, and the US. They can work in conjunction with the nicotine replacement methods of patches and gums. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture effective for smoking cessation?

Is acupuncture effective for  smoking cessation?

Yes it could: By using ear loop points to that and other points done by some body how know what he is dong, it harmless way for quitting smoking, but the most important point in whole deal it is you , do you want to stop smoking? ...Read more

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Honestly, is smoking weed better then cigarettes?

Honestly, is smoking weed better then cigarettes?

No: Both are respiratory irritants. Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate or may feel hungry. ...Read more

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Will quitting smoking cure my asthma?

Will quitting smoking cure my asthma?

Not really: Consider asthma a lifelong condition like a missing leg, only for asthma it is not as obvious and can be controlled by avoiding triggers. It is not like appendicitis where you can take it out & you are cured. Smoking is a well known trigger to lung irritation that will always aggravate asthma to some degree. Stopping may actually let you go for years between events, or just reduce their intensity. ...Read more

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Can you suggest tips for quit smokin cigarettes?

Can you suggest tips for quit smokin cigarettes?

Quitting smoking.: Cold turkey is the best way, but nicotine or cigarette tapering are viable options as well. For cold turkey, pick a quit day in advance, prepare for it, and go for it. http://www.amazon.com/Thats-Quit-Quitting-Smoking-Forever/dp/0595290469/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416278193&sr=8-1&keywords=giannone+i+quit ...Read more

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Is nicotine chewing gum effective when trying to quit smoking?

Yes: Part of the smoking habit is chemical addiction of nicotine. By breaking this into two parts while maintaining the nicotine levels, you chances of breaking the smoking habit dramatically increases. ...Read more

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Can you successfully quit smoking cold turkey?

Can you successfully quit smoking cold turkey?

It works, go for it.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great. But plan it ahead of time. Pick a quit date in advance, maybe a meaningful date like a birthday or holiday, and gather people who are aware of your attempt that you can call upon for moral support if you start to falter. Good luck!! ...Read more

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Can women quit smoking?

Can women quit smoking?

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! ...Read more

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Can you get lung cancer from smoking tobacco / nicotine free herbal cigarettes?

Can you get lung cancer from smoking tobacco / nicotine free herbal cigarettes?

Yes: Smoke is an irritant to the lining of the lungs, causing the body to react and "defend" against the irritation and try to remove the smoke particles. Some smoke compounds are known to cause cells to become cancerous. ...Read more

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Are electronic cigarettes safe to use to quit smoking?

Are electronic cigarettes safe to use to quit smoking?

No one knows: To my knowledge and review of this topic, no one knows since no one had done a controlled clinical trial of these products. If you use them and do not smoke, it seems intuitive it "might" help a person, but doctors cannot recommend them legally since we just do not know from accurate research data if they are safe. Would stink if in 5 years we learn they cause more heart attacks than cholesterol. ...Read more

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Is a nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler effective to quit smoking?

Is a nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler effective to quit smoking?

Usually not: Most smokers are more addicted to the habit of smoking than they are to the nicotine. That is why nicotine replacement wit patches or nicotine gum or inhaled nicotine works only in a small percentage of smokers. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help stop smoking?

Can acupuncture help stop smoking?

Drug Court Protocols: The first drug court in Miami did a research study which mandated specific protocols of all drug related offenders. The protocol involved specific chiropractic, amino acids, and auriculotherapy. Recidivism rates dropped from 75% to 3%, which helped Janet Reno boost her career. Amino acids help with neurotransmitters and cravings. Acupuncture may also be beneficial. One study shows effectiveness ...Read more

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Does ginger beer help quit smoking?

Does ginger beer help quit smoking?

Ginger Tea: Ginger is used in some herbal smoking cessation products because it helps to prevent/ stop nausea. Ginger Beer - although historically a fermented alcoholic drink – ginger beer is usually sold as a soft drink in this day & age. However, some brands do still contain alcohol. Would avoid drinking alcohol to beat another addiction. Consider ginger tea or crstalized ginger. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Quit Smoking (Definition)

Quitting smoking is the single most important decision smokers can make to improve their health. Preparing a quit-smoking plan and enlisting support from your doctor and your loved ones can greatly improve your chances of success. Your doctor can help you decide if over-the-counter or prescription medications can help. Pick a quit day a few weeks ahead and put it on your calendar. Plan how you're going deal with situations that make you want to smoke. Take advantage of support from family, friends, and co-workers, and consider joining a smoking cessation program so that you don't ...Read more


Dr. Dean Giannone
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Tobacco Cessation (Definition)

Tobacco cessation programs provide support and medical services to those seeking to stop ...Read more