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Gum To Stop Smoking
I got an sore, (ulcer) on my gums. How to cure it. As i smoke regular. Is smoking an reason for the ulcer on my gums. Should i stop smoking?
Gum sore: First, stop smoking. It is certainly one factor in oral soft tissue disease, and the most serious change, oral cancer, results from its cumulative damage on oral tissue. Most 'gum' sores are simple ulcers which have many theories as to their cause. They take 10 to 14 days to resolve. Sometimes a short course of a prescription rinse helps for severe or multiples. If it doesn't heal get exam8ined. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 got some nicorette (nicotine gum) gum to help me stop smoking. The package says i need to quit smoking before i start i?
Not really: You can start using nicotine gum whenever you want. The key is to use it correctly - use it when you need it and chew it and "park" it between your teeth and cheek. If you smoke and use gum, then you're you're not really quitting, right? But, you may find that gum helps you smoke less and less, then not want to smoke at all. If you see that you can go a day or more withou a smoke, you can do more! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you recommend if I bought some nicorette (nicotine gum) gum to help me stop smoking. the package says I need to quit smoking before I start i?
Not really so: There were some cases of people with pre-existing heart problems who developed angina (heart pain) while using nicotine products while still smoking, so companies are being extra-cautious. Many smokers will use the gum or other products while taking long plane trips or in a movie. You should smoke ON TOP OF using the gum, but if it helps you cut down, that is reasonable. Don't use them together. ...Read more
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!! Big fan of cold turkey (not the food). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can work: The patch is probably better since you dont then have a new oral fixation to habituate. ...Read more
What are some medications or treatments w/o life threatening side effects that can help someone stop smoking? Other than the e-cig and nicotine gum.
Hypnotherapy: Hypnotherapy can break tobacco habits. It can make the use of the tobacco product aversive - even disgusting. That can cause social problems if those near you smoke, but it can work without that extreme an effect too. Here's a hint: the breathing pattern of smokers is actually good to continue - without the cigarette. It is good for you and stopping that is part for what makes it feel so bad. Best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can your gums turn pinkish again if you quit smoking? If yes, how long would it take? If no, why?
Maybe: The color of your gums or gingival tissues is affected mostly by genetics and to some extent by local issues such as amalgam tattooing and cigarette tar. If you are smoking enough to discolor your gingiva, please do your best to reduce this habit mostly for your health. Brushing your gums after quitting will help but you may need additional treatments to alter the color. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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