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Doctor insights on: Health Promotion Smoking Cessation

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Quitting smoking at 66?

Quitting smoking at 66?

Yes, : Stopping smoking can only help your health. Most important is your desire to stop. There are many strategies to help, from nicotine patches/gum & various pharmaceutical meds to acupuncture & hypnosis.Exercise & relaxation helps.For more details on ways to quit see http://altmedicine.About.Com/od/therapiesfromrtoz/a/quit_smoking.Htm & www.Shareguide.Com/smoking.Html also see my comment. 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


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Advice about smoking cessation products?

Advice about smoking cessation products?

Review all options: Great information on a variety of treatments is available at http://smokefree.gov/explore-quit-methods People have quit on their own, with various methods and treatments. Research shows that the best chances for quitting happen with combination of coaching and medications -- if you need them to help with cravings. Free coaching at 800-QUIT-NOW. Good luck!!!! ...Read more

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Health effects of vaping vs health effects of cigarette smoking?

Health effects of vaping vs health effects of cigarette smoking?

In my opinion (only): Cigarette smoking is RISKY..Heart Disease (nicotine) and CANCER (tars etc) VAPING is only the nicotine (IE STILL RISKY behavior! Again My Opinion Only ( Shared by MOST of my colleagues!) Hope this helps! Z ...Read more

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Does smoking cigarettes have any health benefits?

Does smoking cigarettes have any health benefits?

Quit smoking: There are no health benefits to smoking. Also second hand smoke is harmful to others including risk to baby during pregnancy. You will look and feel better kicking the habit! ...Read more

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Is smoking cannabis harmful for health?

Is smoking cannabis harmful for health?

The danger is smokin: Cannabis has been used to reduce nausea & vomiting in chemo & people w/AIDS & to treat pain & muscle spasm;its use for other medical causes has been studied but there is insufficient data for conclusions about safety & efficacy.Short-term use increases minor adverse effects (ie altered cognition for hrs),but doesn't appear to increase major adverse effects(ie cancer).Long-term effects aren't known ...Read more

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Are the smoking health effects exaggerated by cigarette companies?

Are the smoking health effects exaggerated by cigarette companies?

Definitely Not: Tobacco kills more people than all other drugs combined, over 400k a year in the us. Alcohol kills 125k & all other drugs (street drugs and prescription drugs) only account for 10k deaths a year. So it is exactly opposite of what most people think, which is often "drugs are really bad, alcohol is not good for you but not 'so bad, ' and 'one of these days i'll get around to quitting smoking.'". ...Read more

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Quitting smoking and lung cancer risk reduction?

Quitting smoking and lung cancer risk reduction?

Yes: Quit smoking risk of lung cancer and several other life threatening conditions go down. One's breath and clothes smell better also! think of the $$$$ /saved. ...Read more

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Is electronic cigarette wih nicotine make eny health problems as tobacco smoke?

Is electronic cigarette wih nicotine make eny health problems as  tobacco smoke?

Safer but Not Safe: Most ecigarettes and liquids used in nicotine vaporizers do NOT contain tobacco products. The Risk is in the Flavor used. FLAVORLESS nicotine liquid contains only two ingredients -- glycerin and nicotine. Tobacco contains over 4000 other compounds including over 70 well-known carcinogens. While nicotine alone may be relatively safe, the rest of tobacco smoke is definitely NOT. ...Read more

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What are the major health risks of smoking tobacco free sheesha / hookah?

What are the major health risks of smoking tobacco free sheesha / hookah?

If it is not: Tobacco, it depends upon what is being burned and what is inhaled. The hookah passes the substasnce through water, and could abstract aqueous soluble products, but not lipophilic ones. One needs to read the label of active ingredients. If you don't know; don't do it. ...Read more

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Any benefits of smoking marijuana? Thanks

Any benefits of smoking marijuana? Thanks

See below : Of course there are. There are benefits to all drugs, otherwise we would not use them. The question is whether the benefits outweigh the negatives. ...Read more

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Are there chewing tobacco cessation programs?

Are there chewing tobacco cessation programs?

Yes, there are many…: Listed under google search "chewing tobacco cessation programs". Possibly a local smoking cessation program would be of help as well since nicotine is the common factor. Nicotine gum/patch should benefit as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are nicotine free blu cigs bad for your health.

Are nicotine free blu cigs bad for your health.

Let me explain: Electronic cigarettes were first popularized as a safer way of nicotine intake. While electronic cigarette consumption is safer than having actual cigarettes filled with tobacco, they are not really a total safe option. Electronic cigarettes are found to contain an anti-freeze component known as diethylene glycol. It is toxic to humans and can cause health worries on inhalation. See the web below. ...Read more

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Is smoking weed occasionally beneficial for health?

Is smoking weed occasionally beneficial for health?

Perhaps: there is little question that some medical conditions have symtoms that are relieved with short term use of cannabis. However, it is unclear whether cannabis is superior to currently avaialble medications or whether long term use of caanabis continues to help or worsen these symptoms.. To risk lung disease, cancer, addiction and cognitive impairment for unclear benefit is questionable ...Read more