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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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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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I would like to know what doctors think about the electronic cigarette..I have recently quit smoking and I use the e cig when I am having a hard time.?

I would like to know what doctors think about the electronic cigarette..I have recently quit smoking and I use the e cig when I am having a hard time.?

E-cigarettes.: Technically speaking, we don't really know the safety of those electronic cigarettes in the long term. But what they do help with is removing your emotional and mental attachment to actual cigarettes, which could ultimately help you quit everything. As well, there seem to be fewer ingredients in them; there are 42 carcinogens in cigarettes. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that an electronic cigarette will help me quit smoking?

Is it actually true that an electronic cigarette will help me quit smoking?

E-cigs are dangerous: There is now info that e-cigs have many health-harming chemicals in them, some that are not in ordinary cigs. Continuing to take nicotine in any form (e-cigs, patch, gum) continues your addiction to nicotine. Hospitals, clinics, the lung assn & heart assn can point you to stop smoking classes or groups. The best way is to stop all nicotine with ongoing support. Nicotine anonymous also helps. ...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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I want to quit smoking but don't want to use gum or the patch. Will electronic cigarettes help?

It may: Some patients have success with all of the aforementioned methods, including e - cigs. Pick a quit date and good luck. ...Read more

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Is nicotine dangerous? I want to quit smoking by using electronic cigarettes that contain nicotine until i don't need them.

Is nicotine dangerous?  I want to quit smoking by using electronic cigarettes that contain nicotine until i don't need them.

Ecigs not a solution: E-cigarettes do not appear to be effective in helping people quit smoking. In addition, they may have their own problems. Apparently some of the chemicals in them may be as harmful as (if not more so than) the chemicals in regular cigarettes. Craving for nicotine lasts 3-5 mins. Dstract yrself each time (deep breathing, carrot sticks, etc) for the 1st few days of not smoking you will be detoxed. ...Read more

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I am trying to quit smoking using electronic cigarettes. I have cut down. Are these as harmful as real cigarettes? I recently had 3 stents /lad.

I am trying to quit smoking using electronic cigarettes. I have cut down. Are these as harmful as real cigarettes? I recently had 3 stents /lad.

No: Electronic cigarettes, though less well proven as a smoking cessation method, are not as harmful as real cigarettes. Regardless of how you quit, the most important thing is if you keep trying until you fully succeed in smoking cessation. Get help from your friends and family as well. ...Read more

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Are electronic cigarettes used to help quit smoking or just as a replacement?

That's one method: There are many aids and methods to quit. E-cigarettes are one. They can help one quit if the amount of nicotine in them is gradually reduced however, some people use them just to substitute for cigarettes in places where cigarette smoking is banned without intending to give up the habit. ...Read more

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Trying to quit smoking cigarettes so bought electronic cigs is that safe for me being diabetic?

Trying to quit smoking cigarettes so bought electronic cigs is that safe for me being diabetic?

As a transition, yes: Cigarettes have cadmium and nicotine which cause inflammation, stress, and cause cardiovascular disease and cancer diseases more common in diabetics. Electronic cigarettes hopefully have mainly nicotine but your own body and air pollution can contribute the cadmium, the best thing is take sufficient vit d because cadmium breaks it down and commit to stopping both. ...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