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Doctor insights on: Good Reasons To Smoke Cigarettes

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Please describe a good way to quit smoking cigarettes?

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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For how long you have to smoke elctronic cigarettes in order to quit smoking?

For how long you have to smoke elctronic cigarettes in order to quit smoking?

One day: Just don't start smoking again and you have quit. Spray saline into your nostrils frequently to flush out allergens and irritants. You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...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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Can you get cancer from smoking electronic cigarettes?

Can you get cancer from smoking electronic cigarettes?

Possibly: The studies are beginning to indicate that e-cigs can cause lung injury. Certain chemicals in the liquid are able to cause lung inflammation. If this inflammation continues over years, damage to the DNA can occur. This represents a similar pathophysiology as what happens with smoking cigarettes. ...Read more

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Can electronic cigarette help to quit smoking?

Can electronic cigarette help to quit smoking?

Cigarettes but: It is not clear if e-cigarette's help you quit tobacco product dependence, or if they are even healthier for you than traditional ones (it is likely but not established fact). Patches, pills (chantix, wellbutrin), and classes have an established track record for helping smokers quit, with a success rate of up to 50% at 1 one year for combined patch/pill/class regimens. ...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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I can't quit smoking. Is there any good way to quit smoke? Thank you.

I can't quit smoking. Is there any good way to quit smoke? Thank you.

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 more

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Trying to quit smoking cigarettes so bought electronic cigs is that safe for me being diabetic?

Trying to quit smoking cigarettes so bought electronic cigs is that safe for me being diabetic?

As a transition, yes: Cigarettes have cadmium and nicotine which cause inflammation, stress, and cause cardiovascular disease and cancer diseases more common in diabetics. Electronic cigarettes hopefully have mainly nicotine but your own body and air pollution can contribute the cadmium, the best thing is take sufficient vit d because cadmium breaks it down and commit to stopping both. ...Read more

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How do you get cigarette smoke out of a pre-existing smoking home?

How do you get cigarette smoke out of a pre-existing smoking home?

Clean: You clean. Then you clean again. Every surface. If there is carpet, change to wood or tile or get new carpet. Paint. Having the duct work cleaned can help. Cigarette smoke permeates every surface. Cleaning with a variety of cleaners is helpful. Chlorox containing cleaners seem to help a lot. Some of the odor will eventually dissipate, but initially the job is huge due to the cleaning. ...Read more

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How many cigaretts a day are safe to smoke?

How many cigaretts a day are safe to smoke?

For safety, none: For less risk, less cigarettes. It is not likely to be a one-to-one relationship since each smoker is different in many ways. Genetics, other environmental factors, depth of inhale, other illnesses, time of day, quality of the tobacco and filter of the cigarette etc., etc. All matter. The fewer the safer. Some do say that under 5 per day is a minimal risk. You have to decide how to live. ...Read more

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For what reason do people smoke cigarettes?

For what reason do people smoke cigarettes?

Addiction.: People who start smoking are often looking for stress relief or caving to peer pressure. After that the addiction sets in, and they continue smoking because they're hooked on it. ...Read more

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Is smoking cigarettes equivalent to smoking weed?

Is smoking cigarettes equivalent to smoking weed?

Yes and no: Both do harm to the body in different ways, nicotine is implicated with cancer , weed also has implicated with cancer in a recent study an increased incidence of testicular cancer was found . In regards to addiction they both cause increase of Dopamine which happens to be the chief chemical associated with pleasure, reward and re-inforcement of a behavior. I would suggest both not be used. ...Read more

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Can you suggest tips for quit smokin cigarettes?

Can you suggest tips for quit smokin cigarettes?

Quitting smoking.: Cold turkey is the best way, but nicotine or cigarette tapering are viable options as well. For cold turkey, pick a quit day in advance, prepare for it, and go for it. http://www.amazon.com/Thats-Quit-Quitting-Smoking-Forever/dp/0595290469/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416278193&sr=8-1&keywords=giannone+i+quit ...Read more

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Why does smoking weed cause you to cough but smoking cigarettes doesnt?

Why does smoking weed cause you to cough but smoking cigarettes doesnt?

Particulates: Male asks why cigarettes do not arouse cough like "weed". Most cigarettes have filters that remove tars and particulates. Cannabis is smoked directly & is ladened with particulates which must be removed by the pulmonary toilet, which is the body's mechanism for helping the lungs clean. Cough is the engine that runs the pulmonary toilet. ...Read more

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How do you detox your lungs from exposure to cigarette smoke?

How do you detox your lungs from exposure to cigarette smoke?

Stop exposing them: The good news: a few hours after you stop breathing smoke, your body starts healing from its damaging effects. Heart rate drops. Carbon monoxide levels drop to normal. In a few weeks, your lungs work better. Within a year, your risk for heart disease is half what it was. Withing 15 years, you have no greater risk for respiratory cancers than a non smoker. ...Read more

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Can you be addicted to cigarette smoke if you don't smoke cigarettes?

Can you be addicted to cigarette smoke if you don't smoke cigarettes?

Yes: Repeated exposure to second-hand smoke, both in cars and homes, is associated with nicotine dependence symptoms in non-smokers. Unfortunately, this often happens to children of parents who smoke around them. Years ago non-smoking nurses and doctors would become addicted to second-hand smoke when patients were permitted to smoke inside hospitals (seems strange to imagine these days). ...Read more