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Does quitting smoking give you more daily energy?

Does quitting smoking give you more daily energy?

Absolutely: You will breathe better and you will be more emotionally stable. After the withdrawal period of several days-weeks- you will feel better. ...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


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What type of encouragement can I give my wife who is quitting smoking after 25 years?

What type of encouragement can I give my wife who is quitting smoking after 25 years?

Patience and toleran: With her approval dispose of all ash trays, cigarette lighters, cigarette packages stashed in pocketbooks or clothing or drawers. Contact her friends and co workers and request assistance and support. Go with her to her doctor to discuss medications or aids to stop smoking. Be physically supportive with a massage or neck rub if she gets anxious. Let her know how proud you are of her! ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions to help with quitting smoking in short time period?

Coaching + Rx: There's no quick fix, but there's options to increase your chances. Quitting happens fast - you just stop. Hard part is staying tobacco-free! Best treatments with highest chance of success are 'coaching' - you can get this free calling 800-quit-now - gives you tips to improve your skills ; ability to cope. Withdrawal symptoms go down with nicotine or non-nicotine meds. More: http://smokefree. Gov. ...Read more

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Quitting smoking, noticed constipation increase and a hemorrhoid coming on. Taking miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily but not helping too much. Advice? I'm miserable?

Quitting smoking, noticed constipation increase and a hemorrhoid coming on. Taking miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily but not helping too much. Advice? I'm miserable?

Stay active: The best cure is prevention. Once you have hemorrhoids the best advice is to minimize them. Do not sit on the toilet for long periods. Keep your stool soft, stay well hydrated.
Hemrid has witch hazel, biliberry, and horse chestnut. If it is working well then you probably would not be asking this question on health tap. If your hemorrhoids are interfering with a normal life tell your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you suggest tips on quitting smoking?

Can you suggest tips on quitting smoking?

Harness your rage: Other people will tell you things that may help -- i'll tell you to resolve not to give one more penny to those despicable people who got you addicted in the first place by their vile advertising. Every time you smoke, you reward the tobacco company ceo's. As the jedi emperor said, "use your hate." just this once, you have a good reason. ...Read more

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What is the best method of quitting smoking?

What is the best method of quitting smoking?

Be angry at it: The nih has a wonderful website with many resources for smokers who want to stop. Visit it to see if it can help you. Your doctor plays an important role in supporting you and helping with medications if necessary. See http://health. Nih. Gov/topic/smokingcessation or http://www. Surgeongeneral. Gov/initiatives/tobacco/index. Html. ...Read more

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How to reduce bad moods when quitting smoking?

How to reduce bad moods when quitting smoking?

Exercise: Don exercise, group meetings & medications if needed. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to do after quitting smoking?

Please tell me what to do after quitting smoking?

Good of you to ask..: Having urges and cravings for nicotine confirm that you were addicted. The best way to minimize physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms is to gradually reduce the amount of the drug you are taking. The best way for you to do this is with nicotine replacement therapy, such as the patches that provide a constant low dose in three strengths that you can taper down over 1-2 weeks each. ...Read more

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Is the patch or pills better for quitting smoking?

Is the patch or pills better for quitting smoking?

Person dependent: I love helping people stop smoking! There is no single effective plan for everyone though. First we need to talk about your habits, what you've tried before, mood/ behavior tendencies, how much nicotine you use, etc. Etc. Most of the time a combination of techniques is best! ...Read more

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What approaches work best to go about quitting smoking?

What approaches work best to go about quitting smoking?

Work with your Docto: There are many ways to quit smoking from goig cold turkey to therapy to nicotine replacement and other drugs like zyban (bupropion) and chantix
most people who have smoked over long time and are serious about quiting the best way in my opinion is to work with your health care provider, who knows your history and can motivate you and recommend the best regimen which will work for you. It could be referal or rx. ...Read more

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Which are the most effective drugs for quitting smoking?

Chantix and Zyban (bupropion): Beside nicotine replacement gums and patches available over the counter. There are only two drugs approved by fda for quitting smoking
chantix works b reactivating nicotine receptors in the brain which reduces craving for nicotine
zyban is an anti depressantby cotrollong Dopamine andnorepinephrine neurotrnsmitters that help monitor moods, those are also associated with craving nicotine and addiction. ...Read more

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How quickly will you feel the effects of quitting smoking?

How quickly will you feel the effects of quitting smoking?

Quickly: Effects of withdrawal happen in minutes to hours after last use, the more you smoke the quicker you are having withdrawal and craving. Expect this it will get better, keep an eye on your reasons for quitting, seek support, meds can help, but strong desire is most important. You will then have positive effects of quitting, mood more stable, anxiety better, physically feel better. You can do it! ...Read more

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What should I do to shed weight if you are quitting smoking?

What should I do to shed weight if you are quitting smoking?

FoodChoice, WtDaily &: Hf/lc non/minimally processed foods least likely to be stored as fat, yet quantities & activity levels also factors. Lf/hc, as promoted for decades, drives obesity for many, including exercisers & smokers. Yet issues & balances critical, thus wt daily to 0.1 lb, record/track while you still remember specifics & adjust. Study big fat lies, mcgovern's report, dietdoctor, science for smart people etc. ...Read more

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Should I try exercise while having SOB after quitting smoking?

Should I try exercise while having SOB after quitting smoking?

In General Yes: Exercise is recommended even for patients who have advanced lung disease.

SOB should be investigated by a doctor first to find out what's causing it and whether something needs to be done.

Common causes include asthma, anemia (low blood count), emphysema and reconditioning.
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What kind of changes in appearance can I expect from quitting smoking?

What kind of changes in appearance can I expect from quitting smoking?

Nothing dramatic: Alcohol increases the aging of the skin, and depending on how long you have smoked, how heavily, and how much damage has already occurred, you may find that your skin is smoother, more flexible and less wrinkled. Nicotine stains ultimately wear off after cessation. But dramatic changes in appearance do not occur. ...Read more

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Why has food stopped tasting of anything six weeks after quitting smoking?

Why has food stopped tasting of anything six weeks after quitting smoking?

Because smoking: Smoking effects the taste buds and the food taste differently, and than when you quit the taste buds are returning to normal and for a while your taste of food may be lost or different
do not start smoking again and give some time for food to taste better
if it persists see your doctor or ENT speciaist. ...Read more

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Quitting smoking - need some motivation?

Quitting smoking - need some motivation?

Incentive & triggers: Behavior modification takes 28 days. Do the same thing every day for 28 days and by default you will have retrained your subconscious mind to do something different (not smoke). The key is to understand your triggers and to plan ahead. Four keys to success: behavior modification (28 days), nicotine withdrawal (14 days), diet and exercise for neutral weight control. Have to have a day one. ..More. ...Read more

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What are the side-effects of Quitting smoking?

What are the side-effects of Quitting smoking?

Longer healthy life: Aside from the pride in accomplishing a difficult task, you are much more likely to have a longer and more healthy life. ...Read more

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Can quitting smoking cause intrusive thoughts?

Can quitting smoking cause intrusive thoughts?

ISmoking can: But these are typically related to the act of smoking or ones self perceived will power. When in doubt seek councilng to assist with the process (at the very least) ...Read more

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Do you have ideas that work on quitting smoking?

Keep trying: There's no quick fix, but there's options to increase your chances. Quitting happens fast - you just stop. Hard part is staying tobacco-free! Best treatments with highest chance of success are 'coaching' - you can get this free calling 800-quit-now - gives you tips to improve your skills ; ability to cope. Withdrawal symptoms go down with nicotine or non-nicotine meds. More: http://smokefree. Gov. ...Read more

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Can hypnotherapy be helpful in quitting smoking?

Can hypnotherapy be helpful in quitting smoking?

Yes: It works as well as any therapy provided that the patient is really motivated to quit. ...Read more

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What makes quitting smoking result in food cravings?

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Smoking/craving food: One pleasurable activity substituted with another.

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Does quitting smoking help or hurt anxiety problems?

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Does quitting smoking help or hurt anxiety problems?

Quit smoking/anxiety: Initially there is more anxiety, with time it calms down. ...Read more

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What negative side effects to quitting smoking are there?

What negative side effects to quitting smoking are there?

They're temporary: There's very little down side to stopping tobacco, and huge benefits that last forever. "Side effects" are highly variable, meaning some people have none, and some have temporary discomfort and other symptoms of withdrawal. Such as being irritable, sleepy, etc. These go away. Some folks crave certain foods, and may gain weight. Drink water. More info at http://smokefree. Gov/steps-to-prepare ...Read more

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Are these always withdrawl symptoms of quitting smoking?

Are these always withdrawl symptoms of quitting smoking?

Not always: In my work on this, I've observed that some quit with nothing more than a decision, and experience no withdrawal symptoms. For others, they need a process and lots of support. When I was young, I smoked. What made me quit? My father annoyed the daylights out of me. One day it occurred to me that it would be easier to quit than to deal with his constant bugging me. I had no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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How long will I suffer side effects from quitting smoking?

How long will I suffer side effects from quitting smoking?

Variable: The most difficult effects are over within a week. Occasionally, patients will have sporadic cravings off and on for longer periods that lessen in intensity with time. ...Read more

Dr. David Brouwer
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Quitting Smoking (Definition)

Quitting smoking is the process of discontinuing the use ...Read more