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Wheezing after quitting smoking?

Wheezing after quitting smoking?

How long after?: If you just quit smoking very recently, the wheezing can come from the resultant increase in sputum production that occurs after the bronchial tree's mucociliary elevator starts up again (long story) and as such may stop after several weeks. However, the fear would be that emphysema has already set in, and this wheeze would be permanent, then. ...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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No cough after quitting smoking, why?

No cough after quitting smoking, why?

What's the problem?: You quit. Congrats. Why do you think that quitting would cause a a cough. Be happy and worry about something else. ...Read more

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Sick after smoking marijuana?

Sick after smoking marijuana?

Marijuana: Marijuana can make you sick from toxins absorbed( smoke), oxygen deprivation, or other over-indulgances combined with smoking. ...Read more

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How long after quitting smoking will I stop craving nicotine?

How long after quitting smoking will I stop craving nicotine?

Varies: Typically, two weeks before your nicotine addiction is assuaged. However, psychological addiction can take longer to conquer. People have "drug dreams" with nicotine for years after cessation. Don't give in to cravings when they happen. Be resolved to stop smoking. See: ask for support http://health.Nih.Gov/topic/smokingcessation/from the nih website on smoke cessation. ...Read more

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Quit smoking march 7, 2013 after smoking for approx 12yrs. What benefits can I expect from quitting.

Quit smoking march 7, 2013 after smoking for approx 12yrs. What benefits can I expect from quitting.

Good job!: Less likely to get cardiopulmonary and neurologic disease, less likely to smoke, less likely to develop most cancers ... Also saves $$$ in the long run and if you have children, saves them lots of medical issues too. ...Read more

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When will I stop coughing / hacking after quitting smoking?

When will I stop coughing / hacking after quitting smoking?

Possibilities...: Your cough may be a sign of bronchospasm. It is possible you have COPD as a result of your smoking. Smoking cessation is necessary to decrease airway inflammation so congrats on quitting. You need to see your doctor so this cough can be diagnosed and treated. There is no cure for COPD but treatments are available to control symptoms, including the cough so see your doctor asap! ...Read more

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When nicotine receptors will be gone after quitting smoking?

Got it backwards : Nicotine (nicotinic) receprors are so named because they have an affinity for bonding with nicotine. That's where nicotine exerts its effects. They were there before you started using nicotine, and will be there after you stop. Think of any other receptor site that has an affinity for a specific biochemical (serotonin, dopamine, endorphin, acetylcholine, gaba, etc). ...Read more

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Should I try exercise while having SOB after quitting smoking?

Should I try exercise while having SOB after quitting smoking?

In General Yes: Exercise is recommended even for patients who have advanced lung disease. SOB should be investigated by a doctor first to find out what's causing it and whether something needs to be done. Common causes include asthma, anemia (low blood count), emphysema and reconditioning. ...Read more

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Why has food stopped tasting of anything six weeks after quitting smoking?

Why has food stopped tasting of anything six weeks after quitting smoking?

Because smoking: Smoking effects the taste buds and the food taste differently, and than when you quit the taste buds are returning to normal and for a while your taste of food may be lost or different do not start smoking again and give some time for food to taste better if it persists see your doctor or ENT speciaist. ...Read more

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Headaches after smoking legal weed?

Headaches after smoking legal weed?

Legal or not...: ... Your body doesn't care. Headache is a very common and non-specific symptom, and it can certainly occur after smoking anything. It could be due to a minor lack of oxygen, eye irritation from the smoke, direct effect of thc, lots of things. All drugs, legal and otherwise, can have side-effects. If you get headaches, consider curtailing your use. ...Read more

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Im smoking cigarette so much.Daily 20+ ciggarette.I was starting before 2year ago.How to leave smoking.

Im smoking cigarette so much.Daily 20+ ciggarette.I was starting before 2year ago.How to leave smoking.

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!! ...Read more

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Does shortness of breath go away after quitting smoking?

Does shortness of breath go away after quitting smoking?

Smoking : If severe irreversible lung damage hasn't been caused by the smoking, then shortness of breath may improve with quitting smoking. ...Read more

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Will quitting smoking cure my asthma?

Will quitting smoking cure my asthma?

Not really: Consider asthma a lifelong condition like a missing leg, only for asthma it is not as obvious and can be controlled by avoiding triggers. It is not like appendicitis where you can take it out & you are cured. Smoking is a well known trigger to lung irritation that will always aggravate asthma to some degree. Stopping may actually let you go for years between events, or just reduce their intensity. ...Read more

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Vomiting black after drinking to much alcohol (beer) and smoking marijuana?

Vomiting black after drinking to much alcohol (beer) and smoking marijuana?

Probably : Related to gastritis or a gastric ulcer or an esophageal injury from the vomitting. You need to be examined by your doctor. You also need to abstain from alcohol( and drugs) before you do some serious damage that may affect your life in the shsort run or worse cause chronic liver disease, to mention just 2 negatives from the excesses. Be smart...You are not as immortal as you think. ...Read more

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Will quitting smoking worsen my panic attacks?

Will quitting smoking worsen my panic attacks?

Quitting smoking may: actually help you to stop having panic attacks. PA are essentially a fear of being out of control--having another PA. Smoking is something you can get control over. Peace and good health. This will also help your breathing, which folks w/PA get concerned about. ...Read more

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How can you avoid constipation after quitting smoking?

How can you avoid constipation after quitting smoking?

Fiber and fluids: Increase the fibre in your diet along with fluids. Also eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies. ...Read more

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Will i gain weight after quitting smoking?

It can be avoided: Weight gain after quitting smoking usually results from two things, both of which can be avoided. One is the result of not breaking the hand to mouth habit of smoking, but replacing the cigarette with food. The second is the result of the body's metabolism slowing down as much as 10% upon removal of the nicotine stimulation. So reducing your calorie intake could help avoid gaining weight. ...Read more

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What makes quitting smoking result in food cravings?

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What makes quitting smoking result in food cravings?

Smoking/craving food: One pleasurable activity substituted with another.

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more


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Quitting Smoking (Definition)

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