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Circulation Improvement After Quit Smoking
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
I have quit smoking for 6 weeks so far in a bid to help my poor circulation. How long will it take for circulation to noticeably improve?
I recently quit smoking and I have already notice an improvement. How long does it take lungs to repair?
Depends: On how long and how heavy you were smoking, as well as individual susceptibility to damage, which varies considerably. Some people smoke heavily and do relatively little damage, others smoke much less and get a great deal of damage. In general, the lungs clean themselves out in 3 months or so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You will see improvement in your COPY after you stop smoking. ...Read more
It can be controlled: A smoking cessation program should be part of each and every person's smoking cessation plan, because they will give you information on how to deal with increased appetite, which happens in almost everyone who quits smoking. Simple techniques - drinking lots of water to fill the stomach, use of carrot or celery sticks can help. Medication can also help in some cases. It is still a good decision!! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, many ideas!:
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
Hypnosis: Hypnosis is an excellent way to stop smoking. Find a qualified clinical hypnotist. It is a fast efficient way to quit. ...Read more
I'm a smoker, and I can't quit smoking for very long, I always make excuses why I have to smoke, any help?
What have you tried?: A formal program helps keep you motivated and gives you lots of emotional support. Nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, lozenges) reduces withdrawal and should be tapered over 3 months or so. Prescribed medications like Chantix and zyban (bupropion) reduce both craving and withdrawal symptoms. Multiple attempts to quit are the rule, not the exception. Keep trying and you will succeed! ...Read more
What's the chance of a 28 yr old having a life threatening illness? Quit smoking 3 days ago but have been sick for yrs can't get an answer!
Small but possible: Congratulations on quitting smoking! That's a huge step to getting better. It's possible to have a life-threatening illness at 28, but it's uncommon ; if you had one your docs would have probably found it. But there are many causes of feeling sick for years that many docs may miss, such as chronic lyme with co-infections, heavy metal toxicity etc. See a holistic md or nd who thinks outside the box. ...Read more
Using patches to quit smoking. Took patch off and It left a red square where the patch was. Very red and hasn't went away. 2 days now. Normal?
How to quit smoking? I have tried many ways but ddidn't succeed. Because of I am not able to do anything perfectly which I was used to be before.
ComplexBehavior: +/-: As with all maintained behaviors, they reflect choices between perceived benefits & downsides. Most motivations driving behaviors are hidden within (subconscious) & most conscious thoughts are focused at supporting behavior already decided internally. Reading “compass of pleasure” may help, as may Chantix (~50% not smoking a year later), but your experiences, internal beliefs & motivations are key. ...Read more
My sis has bad COPD and continues to smoke. What could happen to her if she doesn't quit smoking?
Yes!: The best results occur when you are highly motivated to quit and when you take part in a smoking cessation class (many hospitals provide these) with or without the aid of nicotine substitutes (like nicorette) or you can discuss some of the prescription meds to help quit smoking with your doctor (such as Chantix or wellbutrin). The most important thing is to continue trying! You can quit! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I quit smoking 7 days ago. In the last 24 hours I've lost 9 pounds and I can't help but be petrified. I smoked for 10 years. Is this bad?
No, best to quit: Agree that 9 pounds in 1 day is likely water weight and shouldn't alarm you. If you are on other medications, however, talk to your provider. Sometimes quitting smoking can change how you metabolize the medications - you may need less, or more. You should feel great about quitting after 10 years. Keep working on getting through the day without tobacco. Call 1-800-quit now if you need any coaching! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is no evidence:
E cigarettes are as addictive as regular cigarettes as long as there is nicotine in it. And there is no evidence that it will help in anyway to quit smoking.
In usa fda has classified e cigarettes as drug delivery devices and subject to regulation under food and drug cosmetic act before importation and sales in us. ...Read more
Change your life: You have get rid of all your stash and paraphenalia, ditch your friends and dealers who use and go cold turkey and into a drug treatment program. If you can't quit it, your addicted. Bet you thought that couldn't happen. Well it can and you've been misled like a lot of other people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer