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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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How can cigarettes calm you down?

How can cigarettes calm you down?

Cigarettes: Have a chemical called nicotine that can have a calming affect on the nervous system ...Read more

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Do e cigarettes cause pad disease?

Yes nicotine: Smoking causes peripheral artery disease. The substance nicotine causes severe artery spasm or narrowing. If you smoke heavily the effect of nicotine can be long lasting. A smoker with a sedentary life style can then deposit fat and inflammation in the blood stream at areas of the body where blood vessels branch off, like the hips and knees. This is often the areas where significant pad occurs. ...Read more

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How does the cigarettes affects my body?

Unfortunately, the: Harmful health effects from smoking cigarettes is huge. Besides nicotine there are more than 4, 000 chemicals in tobacco smoke, at least 60 of which cause cancer.Carbon monoxide binds to hemoglobin leading to chronic lung disease. Nicotine promotes heart/other vascular diseases. Other oxidant gases react with oxygen promoting blood clotting. The effects are too numerous to list. Bad NEWS! Stay away! ...Read more

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Is 10 cigarettes a day is more than enough?

Is 10 cigarettes a day is more than enough?

Are you kidding?: Smoking even one cigarette is unhealthy. You are losing blood cells and their needed ability to carry oxygen to the body. This begins a cavalcade of negative health effects. No cigarettes per day is the rule. ...Read more

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How come cigarettes have chemicals in them?

How come cigarettes have chemicals in them?

Anti pest products: All plants are of course made of chemicals. But I think you are referring to chemicals like nicotine. Plants cannot move and so must defend themselves against being eaten or destroyed by static defenses such as thorns and noxious internal chemicals. Nicotine is an insecticide and that is why it is found in tobacco leaves. ...Read more

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Need to know is weed harmful like cigarettes?

Need to know is weed harmful like cigarettes?

For airway?: Marijuana smoke contains bronchial irritants. Inhalation with marijuana is more prolonged ; deeper than with tobacco. Higher combustion temperatures are reached because it is smoked to a shorter butt. This leads to a carboxyhemoglobin concentration that is 5 x ^ than tobacco. 3 x more tar is inhaled. Prolonged use of cannabis can lead to airway inflammation, wheezing ; ^ in sputum production. ...Read more

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Why're there so many chemicals in cigarettes?

Why're there so many chemicals in cigarettes?

Chemical heating: When a cigarette is smoked, the burning tip and the adjacent soon to be burnt portion, have an acceleration of chemical change and breakdown. This is a highly toxic mixture of dangerous things that you would never ingest individually. So why let them into your body by smoking? ...Read more

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How do I know if I'm addictied to cigarettes?

How do I know if I'm addictied to cigarettes?

Count the cigarettes: Cigarettes are highly addictive. If you smoke more than 1-2 per day, you are addicted to some degree. There are so many terrible consequences of smoking that you should use this time of inquiry about addiction to stop it altogether. Any addiction is hard to stop and cigarettes are one of the hardest. Your family doctor can help with this. ...Read more