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Dr. Ira Katz
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Cigarette Cessation (Overview)

Cigarette cessation programs provide support and medical services to those seeking to stop an addiction to smoking.


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Has anyone had shock treatment for cigarette cessation?

Has anyone had shock treatment for cigarette cessation?

Not appropriate tx: Electroconvulsive (shock) therapy is only used for very specific indications - smoking cessation is not one of them. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
24 doctors shared insights

Cigarette Cessation (Overview)

Cigarette cessation programs provide support and medical services to those seeking to stop an addiction to smoking.


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Has anyone had success in hypnotic treatment for cigarette cessation?

Has anyone had success in hypnotic treatment for cigarette cessation?

Yes: Hypnosis is absolutely effective for smoking cesation but is no more effective than any other sort of therapy and will only help patients who are motivate to stop smoking. Hypnosis is an excellent form of therapy but is not a miracle cure. ...Read more

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How safe are E Cigarettes ?

How safe are E Cigarettes ?

We do not know: E cigarettes are not regulated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). They have not been studied carefully so we do not really know how safe they are. I do not recommend that my patients use them. If they are already using them I recommend that they use them only briefly to try and get off regular cigarettes. ...Read more

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Are e cigarettes bad for you?

Are e cigarettes bad for you?

Addiction persists: They are likely not as bad as inhaling burned processed tobacco. However, there are no large clinical trials on which to judge pros ; cons. It would be nearly impossible (; very expensive) to perform double-blind trials of long enough duration to develop any data to reasonably answer such a question. Doctors, like most people, answer based on some knowledge, experience ; beliefs, not certainty. ...Read more

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Just help me to stop cigarettes ?

Just help me to stop cigarettes ?

Smoking cessation: Great that you want to quit smoking! Suggest you talk to your primary health provider about smoking cessation to get guidance. Here's some information to help you better understand the process: http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/guidetoquittingsmoking/index. Stay with it and good luck. ...Read more

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