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Does quitting smoking really help with emphysema?

Does quitting smoking really help with emphysema?

Oh yes!: Quitting smoking is the absolutely best thing you can do. With every puff of smoke, you damage the lung more and more. When you quit, this damaging process stops. The sooner you quit, the better. ...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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Can laser therapy or hypnosis help quit smoking?

Can laser therapy or hypnosis help quit smoking?

NOT RELIABLY?: I must confess i had never even heard of the laser treatment i had to look it up! i think that there are many other more reliable methods like the nicoderm (nicotine patch) patch, gum, and best is chantix. Other than the cost, laser and hypnosis should not cause harm. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help stop smoking?

Can acupuncture help stop smoking?

Absolutely !: Acuricular acupuncture uses small needles (gold, titanium or stainless steel) in the ear. Asp or semipermanent needles can remain in place for up to a week. It works very effectively to reduce or stop craving. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed help dementia?

Can smoking weed help dementia?

Unfortunately no: Thc or the active ingredient in marijuana can cause a variety of responses . Though for some there is a calming effect of others it was cause paradoxical agitation , disorientation and even paranoid feelings. Individuals suffering from dementia may have more vulnerable brains and may be more affected by the negative reactions. ...Read more

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Does smoking weed help people with copd?

Does smoking weed help people with copd?

No: Copd, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. Smoking cigarettes causes copd, and cigarette smokers who also smoke marijuana make their COPD even worse. Researchers are still uncertain how much COPD is caused by marijuana-smoking if the smokers never smoke cigarettes (maybe there aren't enough "marijuana-only" smokers to do research on). ...Read more

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Can hypnotherapy be helpful in quitting smoking?

Can hypnotherapy be helpful in quitting smoking?

Yes: It works as well as any therapy provided that the patient is really motivated to quit. ...Read more

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Can electronic cigarette help to quit smoking?

Can electronic cigarette help to quit smoking?

Cigarettes but: It is not clear if e-cigarette's help you quit tobacco product dependence, or if they are even healthier for you than traditional ones (it is likely but not established fact). Patches, pills (chantix, wellbutrin), and classes have an established track record for helping smokers quit, with a success rate of up to 50% at 1 one year for combined patch/pill/class regimens. ...Read more

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Do prescription medicines really help with symptoms of quitting smoking?

Yes: Medications may help with symptoms/ cravings while quitting smoking. Talk with your health care provider about the best approach for you. Combined approach including working with a partner/ group, setting a date to start decreasing smoking/ to stop, slowly decreasing the amount of smoking, avoiding triggers/ situations that invoke the desire to smoke, and possibly medications seem to work best. ...Read more

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Can e-cigarettes help people quit smoking?

Can e-cigarettes help people quit smoking?

YES -- ABSOLUTELY: To quit smoking via VAPING you start by using whatever vaping liquid gets you to quit smoking completely, then, over time, switch away from tobacco flavored liquids to non-tobacco flavored liquids (very few experienced vapors use tobacco flavors) then switch to FLAVORLESS liquids (FLAVOR=RISK) containing only Glycerin and nicotine, and then taper-down the nicotine. Vaping glycerin only is safe. ...Read more

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Can a djarum cigarette daily help quit smoking?

Can a djarum cigarette daily help quit smoking?

Not way.: The djarum cigarette has tobacco and spices. How do you quit tobacco use by using tobacco? These are not a replacement, they are just another form of tobacco, like smokeless/spit, cigars, cigarillos and loose tobacco in a hookah. Don't be fooled. Use tested, best treatments to stop: coaching 1-800-quit now and fda-approved medications. ...Read more

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Are nicotine gum, the patch, or inhalators good ways to help quit smoking?

Are nicotine gum, the patch, or inhalators good ways to help quit smoking?

Motivation to: Stop is critical, nicotine substitutes help as well as medication like wellbutrin (bupropion). Will is key. Many centers offer cessation therapy. I quit cold turkey, but on about the tenth try. ...Read more

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Does smoking weed help with cataracts?

Does smoking weed help with cataracts?

Smoking weed: Has no value in the treatment of eye disorders. It is likely to worsen cataracts and it cannot be used effectively to treat glaucoma. ...Read more

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Can smoking tobacco help prevent cancer?

Can smoking tobacco help prevent cancer?

Smoking or: Chewing tobacco has no benefit, has costs, and have scientific evidence proving that it causes cancer and other health related effects. An extremly bad idea, do not do it. ...Read more

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How can you quit smoking with homeopathy medicines?

How can you quit smoking with homeopathy medicines?

Smoking & homeopathy: Homeopathy can help many addictions on a deep level. Selecting a remedy requires careful understanding of you as a whole person; picking up something generic from whole foods without this, is guessing. Remedies such as nux vomica, lobelia, and staphysagria have helped others -- professional case-taking is still needed, though. Acupuncture may offer a simpler protocol, and be effective also. ...Read more

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Does smoking marijuana help with catyracts?

Does smoking marijuana help with catyracts?

No: Marijuana helps decrease intraocular pressure associated w/ glaucoma. There is no evidence that it helps w/ cataracts. Marijuana has other side effects that are harmful including weakening your immune system, your motivation, increasing prevalence of seizures & causing psychosis. ...Read more

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Which medication to support quitting smoking?

Which medication to support quitting smoking?

Chantix or Wellbutri: Both Chantix and wellbutrin (bupropion) can be helpful in the cessation of smoking tobacco. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some ways to help lung health after smoking cessation?

Can you tell me some ways to help lung health after smoking cessation?

Hydration: Hydration is very important. Smoking paralyzes the cilia in your airways -so that don't remove junk from the lungs. They come back to life when you stop smoking. Water is needed to loosen the junk so that it can be coughed out. Physical activity will also help. ...Read more