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Are electronic cigarettes used to help quit smoking or just as a replacement?

Are electronic cigarettes used to help quit smoking or just as a replacement?

That's one method: There are many aids and methods to quit. E-cigarettes are one. They can help one quit if the amount of nicotine in them is gradually reduced however, some people use them just to substitute for cigarettes in places where cigarette smoking is banned without intending to give up the habit. ...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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Can a djarum cigarette daily help quit smoking?

Can a djarum cigarette daily help quit smoking?

Not way.: The djarum cigarette has tobacco and spices. How do you quit tobacco use by using tobacco? These are not a replacement, they are just another form of tobacco, like smokeless/spit, cigars, cigarillos and loose tobacco in a hookah. Don't be fooled. Use tested, best treatments to stop: coaching 1-800-quit now and fda-approved medications. ...Read more

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Can e-cigarettes help people quit smoking?

Can e-cigarettes help people quit smoking?

YES -- ABSOLUTELY: To quit smoking via VAPING you start by using whatever vaping liquid gets you to quit smoking completely, then, over time, switch away from tobacco flavored liquids to non-tobacco flavored liquids (very few experienced vapors use tobacco flavors) then switch to FLAVORLESS liquids (FLAVOR=RISK) containing only Glycerin and nicotine, and then taper-down the nicotine. Vaping glycerin only is safe. ...Read more

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I'm trying to quit smoking. It's very difficult. Are e cigarettes a safer alternative?

I'm trying to quit smoking. It's very difficult. Are e cigarettes a safer alternative?

Smoking addicted: 52 F: I'm trying to quit smoking. It's very difficult. Are e cigarettes a safer alternative? ANS: as a former smoker I understand the difficulty. But the heath benefits are very clear. Discuss with your Dr. and ask to be referred for help. Keep trying you can do it! ...Read more

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What is a good medication to help quit smoking?

What is a good medication to help quit smoking?

See below: It depends on the patient and their underlying health conditions whether nicotine patches, nicotine gum, wellbutrin, (bupropion) or chantrix is used. However; you are taking the right step to consider to stop smoking. ...Read more

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I quit smoking 3 months ago but smoked 3 cigarettes yesterday..Could this cancel all benefits that i gained?

I quit smoking 3 months ago but smoked 3 cigarettes yesterday..Could this cancel all benefits that i gained?

Not at all : Keep trying to quit again. Statistics show that you need to try to stop seven times to quit once. When you relapse, just start again with the same strategies that were successful before. ...Read more

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I quit smoking 3 months ago but smoked 3 cigarettes yesterday, could this cancel all benefits that i gained?

I quit smoking 3 months ago but smoked 3 cigarettes yesterday, could this cancel all benefits that i gained?

No way!: Just go right back to what you were doing right. Many (most) have a relapse - some have more than one - so don't feel bad or guilty. Just keep moving forward - you are an ex-smoker if you are not smoking now. Best wishes and congratulations. Three months is good! ...Read more

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I quit smoking, was smoking for 3 years maximum 7 cigarettes a day and not even everyday. what should I do not to have health problems. still risk?

I quit smoking, was smoking for 3 years maximum 7 cigarettes a day and not even everyday. what should I do not to have health problems. still risk?

Quit smoking: Congratulations! Eat a healthy food plan, no transfats, lower carbs, lots of fruits and vegetables. See your doc first and then create an exercise plan that fits your needs. Consider a personal trainer to get you started. Meditate. Enjoy family and friends. Peace and good health. High five. ...Read more

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Quit smoking when I was 21. I relapsed and had a couple of cigarettes after that. I would try one here and there. What is my risk in my late 30s? Later in life risks?

Quit smoking when I was 21. I relapsed and had a couple of cigarettes after that. I would try one here and there. What is my risk in my late 30s?  Later in life risks?

Smoking is hazardous: Smoking is dangerous to our health. Specially in your case with Antiphospholipid Syndrome. It increases your risk of stroke, heart attack, cancer etc. Also, Smoking harms people around you and also your baby when you are pregnant and your children, Congratulations! keep your enthusiasm and stay away from cigarettes, drugs and alcohol. ...Read more

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What is the best way to quit smoking cigarettes?

What is the best way to quit smoking cigarettes?

Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great. But plan it ahead of time. Pick a quit date in advance, maybe a meaningful date like a birthday or holiday, and gather people who are aware of your attempt that you can call upon for moral support if you start to falter. Good luck!! ...Read more

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What is the best way to quit smoking cigarettes?

What is the best way to quit smoking cigarettes?

Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great. But plan it ahead of time. Pick a quit date in advance, maybe a meaningful date like a birthday or holiday, and gather people who are aware of your attempt that you can call upon for moral support if you start to falter. Good luck!! ...Read more

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Please describe a good way to quit smoking cigarettes?

Cessation program: The most effective way to stop smoking is through a smoking cessation program that offers education, support & appropriate medications. Ear (auricular acupuncture) is very helpful for smoking cessation. ...Read more

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Have you used the electronic cigarettes to quit smoking?

Have you used the electronic cigarettes to quit smoking?

Yes: Many people try to quit with e-cigarettes, and some of them allow you to "dial back" the amount of nicotine you are getting. However, there are as yet no published studies on this, so i cannot say how much success people have in trying to quit tobacco this way. You are better off with more traditional, tried and true methods like nicotine patches etc, smoking cessation programs, and other meds. ...Read more

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How difficult would it be for me to quit smoking cigarettes?

How difficult would it be for me to quit smoking cigarettes?

Difficulty quitting: If you are motivated and already feel the ill effects of tobacco (lung disease, emphysema, fatigue, shortness of breath), then it is often less difficult. Sometimes "quitting" is a lot easier if you are motivated by your goal to feel better, look better, and smell better, not to mention others around you (significant other, kids, coworkers, etc) feel better as well. ...Read more

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Are e cigarettes safe? If not, are they better than regular cigarettes and how? I want to quit smoking, my body doesn't need it but my mind wants it.

We Don't Know: No extensive studies have been done to test the safety or e-cigs vs regular cigs. It does seem to make sense to me that since they are a purer form of nicotine and do not have the additives they might be a safer alternative to use to stop smoking - like nicotine patches or gum. Also, some of the additives to tobacco can cause other types of cancer. That does not mean they are safe, just not as bad. ...Read more

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Are electronic cigarettes safe to use to quit smoking?

Are electronic cigarettes safe to use to quit smoking?

No one knows: To my knowledge and review of this topic, no one knows since no one had done a controlled clinical trial of these products. If you use them and do not smoke, it seems intuitive it "might" help a person, but doctors cannot recommend them legally since we just do not know from accurate research data if they are safe. Would stink if in 5 years we learn they cause more heart attacks than cholesterol. ...Read more

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What happens when you finally can quit smoking cigarettes?

What happens when you finally can quit smoking cigarettes?

Better health!: There is a very long list of benefits. There are 50 known cancer-causing chemicals, so those go away. Carbon monoxide and other ingredients that reduce blood flow go away. Your breath and smell and taste is better. Your lungs work better. Your ability to exercise improves. And more money in your pocket! you many have temporary symptoms of nicotine withdrawal, but those go away too. Go for it! ...Read more

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Could you suggest good herbal options to help quit smoking?

Could you suggest good herbal options to help quit smoking?

Smoking: Very hard to quit smoking one of the most highly addictive substances, you can email head of ayurveda department of king edward memorial hospital, mumbai, india, she may recommend a herbal remedy. ...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


Dr. Dean Giannone
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Tobacco Cessation (Definition)

Tobacco cessation programs provide support and medical services to those seeking to stop ...Read more