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My gf wants me to quit smoking cigarettes. What are some stop smoking products to help me stop smoking?

My gf wants me to quit smoking cigarettes. What are some stop smoking products to help me stop smoking?

List: Counselling to develop your committment; hypnotherapy, nicotine products; electronic cigarettes, essential oils in combination of lavender, peppermint and citrus www.Medacpc.Com. ...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


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Can lobelia help me quit smoking, ?

Can lobelia help me quit smoking, ?

Consult a specialist: Lobelia is a strong herb which can have serious side effects if not used correctly or potent doses mistakenly used. Consult with a state licensed herbalist or a naturopathic doctor. Also, if you consider using alternative medicine, coordinate it with your regular doctor doctor, especially if you are taking other medications. ...Read more

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Can a djarum cigarette daily help quit smoking?

Can a djarum cigarette daily help quit smoking?

Not way.: The djarum cigarette has tobacco and spices. How do you quit tobacco use by using tobacco? These are not a replacement, they are just another form of tobacco, like smokeless/spit, cigars, cigarillos and loose tobacco in a hookah. Don't be fooled. Use tested, best treatments to stop: coaching 1-800-quit now and fda-approved medications. ...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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Alan Carr's easy way to stop smoking helped me n my wife quit smoking. But she is addicted to drinking daily. Is 3 glasses of red wine too much for he?

Alan Carr's easy way to stop smoking helped me n my wife quit smoking. But she is addicted to drinking daily. Is 3 glasses of red wine too much for he?

Try his book for it: If you both were pleased with his help on smoking, continue with his ideas on alcohol. Why switch from a winning strategy? The size of the glass matters of course and the issue of compulsion does too. So does her size, activity level, consumption w/ food, etc. But read his book - it's available to buy online. Best ...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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To stop smoking does nicorette (nicotine gum) give good results?

To stop smoking does nicorette (nicotine gum) give good results?

Nicorette (nicotine gum): Mixed results. Any remedy for smoking sessation has better chance of being effective when you are ready to quit & have high motivation & purpose. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is smoking hookah pens bad for me?

Please help docs! is smoking hookah pens bad for me?

Yes and no: Yes, they are bad for you because you are still taking in nicotine, and because many of the other elements in the vapor (propylene glycol, formaldehyde, unknown flavorings, colorings, additives, preservatives) are of uncertain safety. And no, it is not as bad for you in all probability as combusted tobacco products like cigarettes, cigars and pipes. They are NOT risk free, but probably less risky. ...Read more

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What is most effective to help me quit smoking cigarettes for good?

What is most effective to help me quit smoking cigarettes for good?

Cold turkey.: 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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How stop smoking?

How stop smoking?

Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great, and has proven to be the most successful method overall. 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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Quit smoking march 7, 2013 after smoking for approx 12yrs. What benefits can I expect from quitting.

Quit smoking march 7, 2013 after smoking for approx 12yrs. What benefits can I expect from quitting.

Good job!: Less likely to get cardiopulmonary and neurologic disease, less likely to smoke, less likely to develop most cancers ... Also saves $$$ in the long run and if you have children, saves them lots of medical issues too. ...Read more

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How to stop smoking, i tried much to quit smoking?

How to stop smoking, i tried much to quit smoking?

Many ways to stop: The most important thing is a strong desire to quit. 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_2.Htm and www.Shareguide.Com/smoking.Html also see my comment. Good luck! ...Read more

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I got some nicorette (nicotine gum) gum to help me stop smoking. The package says i need to quit smoking before i start i?

I got some nicorette (nicotine gum) gum to help me stop smoking. The package says i need to quit smoking before i start i?

Not really: You can start using nicotine gum whenever you want. The key is to use it correctly - use it when you need it and chew it and "park" it between your teeth and cheek. If you smoke and use gum, then you're you're not really quitting, right? But, you may find that gum helps you smoke less and less, then not want to smoke at all. If you see that you can go a day or more withou a smoke, you can do more! ...Read more

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I am determined to quit using smokeless tobacco, however using nicotine to quit isnt working, any suggestions?

I am determined to quit using smokeless tobacco, however using nicotine to quit isnt working, any suggestions?

Keep trying: Did nicotine medications work at all? For a day? A week? If not, consider combining medications such as nicotine patch plus gum or lozenge, or get a prescription such as bupropion if you can use this, plus get some nag-free coaching at 1-800-quit now. Free advice from treatment specialists will help you zero in on your stress points throughout the day. Keep trying - go for longer smoke-free time.. ...Read more

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What is bettrer chantix or zyban (bupropion) for stop smoking?

What is bettrer chantix or zyban (bupropion) for stop smoking?

Different approaches: Congratulations on your inquiry regarding smoking cessation! Chantix works by occupying the nicotine receptors in the brain. Zyban is bupropion (welbutrin) - an antidepressant that makes more of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine available. Both meds are effective. Both diminish cravings for smoking, and both can be started before you actually stop smoking.Neither med can stop smoking for you! ...Read more

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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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How can I stop an addiction smoking cigarettes?

How can I stop an addiction smoking cigarettes?

Multiple helps: You can see your primary care doctor for help with this -- and s/he will be glad for you to stop this health risk! there are nicotine patches, gums, and medications to help you get through nicotine withdrawal. Hypnosis can also help in many people. Stopping cigarettes is challenging, but is definitely do-able. http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/guidetoquittingsmoking/index. ...Read more

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Im smoking cigarette so much.Daily 20+ ciggarette.I was starting before 2year ago.How to leave smoking.

Im smoking cigarette so much.Daily 20+ ciggarette.I was starting before 2year ago.How to leave smoking.

Cold turkey.: 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 using nicotrol (nicotine patch) to stop smoking cause cancer?

Not Believed to Be: Nicotine is not considered an express carcinogen despite its addictive potential in association with known carcinogens (ie, tobacco). ...Read more

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How stop smoking?

Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great, and has proven to be the most successful method overall. 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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How to stop smoking

How to stop smoking

Topamax (topiramate) : Anthenelli et al 2008 showed topiramate produced effects on smoking cessation. Male smokers had markedly greater quit rates than female smokers and men were roughly four times more likely to quit smoking when treated with topiramate as compared to placebo. Topiramate triple effects aiding smoking abstinence, attenuating nicotine withdrawal and preventing post-cessation weight gain. Its promising. ...Read more

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How to stop smoking?

How to stop smoking?

Cold turkey.: 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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How to stop smoking?

Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
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How to stop smoking?

Congratulations!: Sounds to me like you want to stop smoking. I congratulate you for that. It's probably one of the best things you can do for your health as cigarette smoking is the number one preventable cause of morbidity and mortality, which is not only hurting yourself but also hurting your family, friends and society. The habit may not be easy to break. Nicotin patches and gums, Chantix and zyban (bupropion) can help. ...Read more

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How to stop smoking?

How to stop smoking?

Cold turkey.: 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!! Big fan of cold turkey (not the food). ...Read more

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How to stop smoking?

How to stop smoking?

Cold turkey.: 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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How to stop smoking?

How to stop smoking?

GO FOR IT!!!: Just asking that question and seeking help is the first step! Start with the CDC materials: http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking/cessation/index.htm Talk to your Family Doctor about using Chantix, nicotine inhalers or patches. Get some support from friends and family and make a plan! Best thing you could do for your health! ...Read more

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How to stop smoking?

How to stop smoking?

Stop or Gradual Stop: A visit to one's doctor can help, especially if the doctor knows of successful smoking cessation methods, medications, and programs, all of which may help a tobacco user wanting to go cold turkey (stop all use at once). For users with good planning skills and willpower, they can cut out a portion of their use (such as 1/3 or 1/2) every couple of weeks or so, and eventually get to zero use. ...Read more

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How to stop smoking?

How to stop smoking?

Stop or Gradual Stop: A visit to one's doctor can help, especially if the doctor knows of successful smoking cessation methods, medications, and programs, all of which may help a tobacco user wanting to go cold turkey (stop all use at once). For users with good planning skills and willpower, they can cut out a portion of their use (such as 1/3 or 1/2) every couple of weeks or so, and eventually get to zero use. ...Read more

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Want to stop smoking?

Want to stop smoking?

Stop or Gradual Stop: A visit to one's doctor can help, especially if the doctor knows of successful smoking cessation methods, medications, and programs, all of which may help a tobacco user wanting to go cold turkey (stop all use at once). For users with good planning skills and willpower, they can cut out a portion of their use (such as 1/3 or 1/2) every couple of weeks or so, and eventually get to zero use. ...Read more

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How do I stop smoking?

How do I stop smoking?

See Below: Not easy. Consult this site for guidance: http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/guidetoquittingsmoking/index For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How can I stop smoking?

How can I stop smoking?

Many ways: Enroll in a formal smoking cessation program for emotional, physical group support. Consider nicotine replacement therapy (patches best, add gum/lozenge for acute craving) for about 3 months. Several prescription meds - Zyban (bupropion) and Chantix (varenicline) together with programs achieve a 40% quit rate. Wanting to is the chief necessary ingredient. Congrats on trying, and good luck!! ...Read more

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How can I stop smoking?

How can I stop smoking?

Stop smoking: Develop a plan before you stop smoking. Chose a date that you plan to stop. Let your friends & family know so that they can support you. Get rid of cigarettes, lighters, ashtrays etc. Stay away from people who are smoking so that it won't trigger the urge to smoke. Consider using a smoking cessation App, a quitline, smokefree TXT or joining a support group. Medications can also be used. ...Read more

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Trying to stop smoking?

Trying to stop smoking?

Go for it!: It can be done. Get all of the support you can. But it is you who will ultimately make the difference. Live long and prosper. ...Read more

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How can I stop smoking?

How can I stop smoking?

My own: preference is a consultation with your PCP (Primary Care Provider) for 1. A medication which can reduce your Craving 2. A referral to a Stop Smoking Program available through many local Public Health Departments Also ask AT WORK for a referral ..many employers have WELLNESS PROGRAMS with Stop Smoking Groups GOOD LUCK/HOPE THIS HELPS! Dr Z ...Read more

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How can I stop smoking?

How can I stop smoking?

Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great, and has proven to be the most successful method overall. 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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How can I stop smoking?

How can I stop smoking?

Commitment!: Try hypnosis, chemical intervention i.e Chantix, Nicorette (nicotine gum) Gum, Nicotine Patches, addiction counselling, behavioral change therapy, etc. The main determinate of success is how badly do you want to quit or change. Unless you are committed 100% it won't work... just like dieting! ...Read more

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How can I stop smoking?

How can I stop smoking?

Mutual support helps: You might consider attending a meeting of nicotine anonymous. ...Read more

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How can I stop smoking!

How can I stop smoking!

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. ...Read more

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I want to stop smoking?

I want to stop smoking?

Great for you: Get together with your internist for a prescription for nicotine containing gum or other medication that can help you slowly decrease your dependence on cigarettes. This may be a long road, but it is doable. ...Read more

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Dr. Dean Giannone
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Smoking Cessation (Definition)

Smoking any tobacco product is harmful to your baby, including "light" cigarettes, cigars (and marijuana). Like any addiction, quitting tobacco is difficult, especially if you are acting alone. Most smokers find it hard to break all the habits or ties they've built into their lives around smoking. Quitting smoking does reduce a number of ...Read more