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Dr. Heidi Fowler
824 doctors shared insights

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 ?

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 ?

Stay healthy: Unfortunately, whatever damages happen with your body while you smoke, they are irreversible. Quitting smoking is one way to go. Try to exercise daily, eat balanced meals, sleep enough hours, work on your stress level. ...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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Dr. Dean Giannone
1,095 doctors shared insights

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