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How can I quit when smoking calms me down?

How can I quit when smoking calms me down?

Find healthy outlets: There are lots of ways to calm down, usually when you are addicted to a substance such as nicotine it seem like the only solution. People without addictions need to calm down also, they may call a friend, go for a walk, meditate, etc. See a doctor for possible use of meds to help with cravings, then find "healthy" habits to help you calm down, it can be done! ...Read more

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How can I get my grandma to stop smoking weed?

How can I get my grandma to stop smoking weed?

Ask her!: Humans like to frame both sides of an argument. If you tell her why she needs to stop, she'll likely respond with all the reasons she doesn't want to! but if you ask her why she wants to stop she just might tell you the reasons she does want to. That's a great first step in talking with her. ...Read more

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How can I stop going back to smoking?

How can I stop going back to smoking?

Find other things : First of all, never forget this one important fact: you cannot just have one. I promise you that will not happen. No matter what you promise yourself, you will smoke a second one and then a third and, before you know it, you're right back to smoking again. I promise. So, instead, keep busy. Have a craving? Chew gum, brush your teeth, eat carrots, chew on a straw. Anything but don't smoke! ...Read more

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How do I quite smoking when i take vyvance which makes me crave cigarettes badly. Help! any suggestions?

How do I quite smoking when i take vyvance which makes me  crave cigarettes badly. Help! any suggestions?

Add Wellbutrin (bupropion): Buproprion is helpful in adhd and in recognized to aid in smoking cessation. You might also consider negative reinforcement: a light rubber band on the wrist, snap it whenever you think of smoking... After a month, you won't think of it. Don't injure your skin...Move the rubber band to change the impact spots. ...Read more

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How can I calm myself down when I'm so nervous and scared?

How can I calm myself down when I'm so nervous and scared?

Breath... ahhh.....: If you can find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Anxiety is no fun BUT it is treatable. ...Read more

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How can I stop my smoking :'(:-(:'(?

How can I stop my 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 cut down on smoking cannabis I have to smoke it every day?

How can I cut down on smoking cannabis I have to smoke it every day?

Seek Treatment: Acknowledging you have a problem is the first step! Now we need to get you into a treatment program to address this. Addiction can be associated with financial problems, low self esteem, poor productivity, poor memory and low life satisfaction! http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2797098/ ...Read more

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Can I really die from alcohol withdrawal when trying to quit?

Can I really die from alcohol withdrawal when trying to quit?

Yes.: In the very severe cases, delirium tremens can cause fatal seizures, although most withdrawal fatalities occur from falls while mentally incapacitated. ...Read more

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Why is my dad addicted to smoking? How can I help him quit?

Why is my dad addicted to smoking? How can I help him quit?

It is an addiction: and he may need help to overcome it. Tell him you love him and want him to live as long as possible so that he can be part of your life and his grand children's lives and that smoking jeopardizes that. Hypnosis could help, but he has to want to stop smoking for it to work. ...Read more

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How can I quit smoking if I can't stop myself?

How can I quit smoking if I can't stop myself?

DO IT FOR SOMEONE: Else like i did. My son! and my wife absolutely beat me down so badly i just figured no matter how hard it would be to quit, listening to her every day was harder. ...Read more

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How can I stop smoking weed?

How can I stop smoking weed?

Stop or Gradual Stop: A visit to the doctor can help, especially if the doctor knows of successful rehab centers or addiction-medicine specialists, both of which may be helpful to a marijuana user wanting to go cold turkey (stop all use at once). For users with good planning skills and willpower, they can cut out a portion of their use (such as 1/3 or 1/2) every couple of weeks or so, and eventually get to zero use. ...Read more

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How can I stop smoking weed?

How can I stop smoking weed?

Cannabis: You want to try therapy and wellbutrin (bupropion) like meds that act on the reward center to decrease cravings. Also remember mj use can cause permanent neurologic damage esp from the street. ...Read more

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How can I stop smoking weed?

Consider: In most areas one does not know the quality of this substance. In addition, one does not know what might be mixed with the drug. This situation lends itself to many different problems. ...Read more

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I can't stop smoking due to stress from work. How can I motivate myself to stop smoking?

I can't stop smoking due to stress from work. How can I motivate myself to stop smoking?

Smoking Cessation: #1. Nicotine anonymous #2 I have had success treating people in recovery from nicotine addiction using the patch. Decrease the dose very gradually, making reductions every two weeks or longer, to increase the likelihood of staying stopped. This works bests if done in combination with #1. ...Read more

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How can I calm myself down when starting to have anxiety attacks?

How can I calm myself down when starting to have anxiety attacks?

Panic: Please refer to my previous answers on panic for details. Also, my post on breathing exercises. ...Read more

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If i quit smoking weed, will my anxiety finally go away?

If i quit smoking weed, will my anxiety finally go away?

Cannabis can: Cause anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. If the cannabis is the cause, the anxiety may resolve. But sometime even after you quit - the symptoms continue to occur. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop coughing when you start smoking ciggarettes?

What can I do to stop coughing when you start smoking ciggarettes?

Stop smoking: Tobacco is a respiratory irritant. Want to avoid coughing and cancer? Don't smoke. ...Read more

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What happens when you finally can quit smoking cigarettes?

What happens when you finally can quit smoking cigarettes?

Better health!: There is a very long list of benefits. There are 50 known cancer-causing chemicals, so those go away. Carbon monoxide and other ingredients that reduce blood flow go away. Your breath and smell and taste is better. Your lungs work better. Your ability to exercise improves. And more money in your pocket! you many have temporary symptoms of nicotine withdrawal, but those go away too. Go for it! ...Read more

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How can I calm down my allergies?

How can I calm down my allergies?

Limit exposure: If you are allergic to pollen limit your exposure not going in area with blooming trees and close the window of the house if any blooming tree are near. If you got exposed wash well hand and face. Might need medicine for eye/nose involvment and certanly will need meds if asthma is part of your symptoms. ...Read more

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