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Before surgery when should you stop smoking marijuana?

Before surgery when should you stop smoking marijuana?

At least 8 weeks : before surgery. THC stays in body fat a long time, so it depends on your size, BMI, dose & duration. Tell your anaesthesiologist. Drug sensitivity or interactions can occur. Inhalant Marijuana causes respiratory problems. Swelling of the uvula that " dangles" from the soft palate ^es risk of post-op airway obstruction. ^ed Carbon Monoxide decreases blood oxygen & impedes post-op healing. ...Read more

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 am a marijuana addict. I cannot stop smoking weed. I have tried to quit for weeks and failed. I need help.

I am a marijuana addict. I cannot stop smoking weed. I have tried to quit for weeks and failed. I need help.

Go to doctor: Look up addiction doctors online near your home and make an appointment. They will be able to treat you with medication and therapy. If is very difficult to treat addiction on your own. There are also NA programs that are helpful. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I stop smoking marijuana?

How can I stop smoking marijuana?

Glad you asked: Marijuana anonymous is a group which can help [www.Marijuana-anonymous.Org] also there are professionally-run intensive outpatient groups that provide ongoing recovery support. These help provide tools for dealing with life other than smoking marijuana. ...Read more

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How can I get my family member to stop smoking marijuana?

How can I get my family member to stop smoking marijuana?

Find reason to stop: Changing any behavior is hard. The starting point is to find at least one reason to change. Recreational drugs are highly enjoyable. Therefore, they are very difficult to stop. Imagine you have a favorite hobby. What would it take for you to give it up? First step in helping someone quit drug is to help the individual find motivation to quit. You can try yourself or seek professional help. ...Read more

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How long should I stop smoking marijuana before general anesthesia?

How about now?: Would now be good for you? Smoking anything is giving your lungs extra toxins to deal with, not to mention brain effects of marijuana. Depending on frequency of use, your urine could be positive for several months -- but you want to be as healthy and clear as you can be, before general anesthesia. ...Read more

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I had a spontaneous pneumothorax one month ago. They said to me that it should stop smoking, my question is if besides the cigarette also I have to leave the marijuana.

I had a spontaneous pneumothorax one month ago. They said to me that it should stop smoking, my question is if besides the cigarette also I have to leave the marijuana.

Any action: That induces negative pressure in the chest, a condition that is caused by deep inhalation, would pre-dispose you to develop pneumothorax. So, yes, no one can force you to stop smoking marijuana, but your chances of recurrence is high unless you stop smoking it. ...Read more

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How do I get help to not stop smoking marijuana cause it helps my depression and anxiety?

Marijuana: Treating the depression/anxiety with psychotropic medications plus cognitive therapy, is more beneficial in the long-run than self-medicating to treat symptoms. Schedule appointment with mental health professional. U will be glad u did. ...Read more

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I need to gain weight i have a very fast metabolism , like really fast..... And i smoke marijuana , im very skinny. Do i have to stop smoking to gain?

I need to gain weight i have a very fast metabolism , like really fast..... And i smoke marijuana , im very skinny. Do i have to stop smoking to gain?

Marijuana: Not surprisingly I don't condone marijuana so please stop smoking it. Not sure how this would affect your weight. If no change in 4 weeks please see a dietitian. ...Read more

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


Marijuana (Definition)

Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use ...Read more