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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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If i stop smoking will my health revert to normal for my age of 50+ ?

If i stop smoking will my health revert to normal for my age of 50+ ?

It will improve : It may not revert to "normal" as in never smoked, but it will improve dramatically. Please stop smoking as soon as you can. See . ...Read more

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I smoked for over 25 years. I'm now 44 years old. Can i make anything good or better for my health when i stop smoking ?

Yes: You will benefit in the short-term by reduction of polycythemia (normalization of rbc count), reversal of vasoconstriction of your arteries, and increased oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood. Long-term benefits will be primarily improvements in pulmonary function. It may take up to five years for your risk status to improve to the level of a non-smoker. ...Read more

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I really want to stop smoking cigarette but I'm really addict to it. Plz plz health me to stop smoking. I'm really worried about my future!

I really want to stop smoking cigarette but I'm really addict to it. Plz plz health me to stop smoking. I'm really worried about my future!

Stop smoking: You should talk to your primary care giver. You need to be on a comprehensive plan to help you stop smoking which mwy include medication along with counseling. The first thing that is good you seem motivated. ...Read more

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What exactly is the smoking cigarette affect in women, in relation to her reproductive health? When should a woman stop smoking for conceiving?

What exactly is the smoking cigarette affect in women, in relation to her reproductive health? When should a woman stop smoking for conceiving?

Smoking vs pregnancy: Smoking is bad for everyone's health, including unborn fetus. There is no good reason to smoke. Therefore, if you want to conceive, you should stop smoking now. Start taking prenatal vitamins to minimize your (fetus') risk for neural tube defects. While you're at it, talk to your doctor about treating depression. I don't know what's available in india, but here in states, we use drugs & counseling. ...Read more

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How do I stop smoking?

How do I stop smoking?

See Below: Not easy. Consult this site for guidance: http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/guidetoquittingsmoking/index For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How can I stop smoking?

How can I stop smoking?

Many ways: Enroll in a formal smoking cessation program for emotional, physical group support. Consider nicotine replacement therapy (patches best, add gum/lozenge for acute craving) for about 3 months. Several prescription meds - Zyban (bupropion) and Chantix (varenicline) together with programs achieve a 40% quit rate. Wanting to is the chief necessary ingredient. Congrats on trying, and good luck!! ...Read more

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How can I stop smoking?

How can I stop smoking?

Stop smoking: Develop a plan before you stop smoking. Chose a date that you plan to stop. Let your friends & family know so that they can support you. Get rid of cigarettes, lighters, ashtrays etc. Stay away from people who are smoking so that it won't trigger the urge to smoke. Consider using a smoking cessation App, a quitline, smokefree TXT or joining a support group. Medications can also be used. ...Read more

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How can I stop smoking?

How can I stop smoking?

My own: preference is a consultation with your PCP (Primary Care Provider) for 1. A medication which can reduce your Craving 2. A referral to a Stop Smoking Program available through many local Public Health Departments Also ask AT WORK for a referral ..many employers have WELLNESS PROGRAMS with Stop Smoking Groups GOOD LUCK/HOPE THIS HELPS! Dr Z ...Read more

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How can I stop smoking?

How can I stop smoking?

Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great, and has proven to be the most successful method overall. 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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How can I stop smoking?

How can I stop smoking?

Commitment!: Try hypnosis, chemical intervention i.e Chantix, Nicorette (nicotine gum) Gum, Nicotine Patches, addiction counselling, behavioral change therapy, etc. The main determinate of success is how badly do you want to quit or change. Unless you are committed 100% it won't work... just like dieting! ...Read more

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How can I stop smoking?

How can I stop smoking?

Mutual support helps: You might consider attending a meeting of nicotine anonymous. ...Read more

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How can I stop smoking!

How can I stop smoking!

Everyone is: different but setting target date to stop and then stopping completely on that day can be effective. Learning some self-hypnosis can support this plan of action. Chewing gum or eating mints is useful, especially at high risk times like coffee breaks. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can I stop smoking?

How can I stop smoking?

Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great, and has proven to be the most successful method overall. 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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How can I stop smoking?

How can I stop smoking?

Slowly reduce tobacc: Slowly reduce daily consumption with nicotine. Consider nicotine replacement with patches or gum. An alternative is chantix. You must figure out what to do when the urge to smoke arises as this desire usually persists but the successful pt does something to take away the desire to smoke. ...Read more

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How can I stop smoking?

How can I stop smoking?

Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great, and has proven to be the most successful method overall. 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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Haw can I stop smoking?

Haw can I stop smoking?

With persistence: Read kelly mcgonigal's book the will power instinct, 2012. If you find out how you get derailed in your efforts by reading her book you will also find ways to strengthen the will power that is aligned with your inner wisdom and long term goal of improved health by smoke cessation. Check vit d3 and take enough. Eat healthy food, get a good night sleep, movie through the day and destress. ...Read more

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How can I stop smoking ?

How can I stop smoking ?

Smoking cessation: Congratulations! This can be a challenging habit to break and a strong quit plan is recommended, as is working with a medical provider or mental health expert. They can help determine the best resources, including nicotine replacement and other medications, as well as behavioral strategies for managing cravings. Visit http://m.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/guidetoquittingsmoking/index ...Read more

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Hi how can i stop smoking?

Hi how can i stop smoking?

Tips: There are different ways. Most important is that YOU are ready and ready to make full commitment to stopping. Set a date and either decrease with a schedule or stop cold turkey. There are online support systems too to help you as well as over the counter gums, and tablets. Your MD can prescribe patches and there is a medication out there to help as well - Chantix. Good luck! ...Read more

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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