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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
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How can I stop smoking?

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
44 years in practice
6M people helped
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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Dr. Buck Parker
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


Dr. Donald Gieck
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
9 years in practice
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How can I stop smoking ?

Dr. Donald Gieck
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
9 years in practice
46K people helped
How can I stop smoking ?

Smoking cessation: Congratulations! This can be a challenging habit to break and a strong quit plan is recommended, as is working with a medical provider or mental health expert. They can help determine the best resources, including nicotine replacement and other medications, as well as behavioral strategies for managing cravings. Visit http://m.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/guidetoquittingsmoking/index ...Read more

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Dr. Buck Parker
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
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How can I stop smoking with out using medications?

Dr. Dean Giannone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
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How can I stop smoking with out using medications?

Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement or medications, 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. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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How can I stop smoking?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
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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Dr. Dean Giannone
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How can I stop smoking?

Dr. Dean Giannone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
11M people helped
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. Richard Zimon
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
54 years in practice
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How can I stop smoking?

Dr. Richard Zimon
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
54 years in practice
3M people helped
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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Dr. Elton Behner
Board Certified, Dentistry
32 years in practice
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How can I stop smoking?

Dr. Elton Behner
Board Certified, Dentistry
32 years in practice
579K people helped
How can I stop smoking?

Commitment!: Try hypnosis, chemical intervention i.e Chantix, Nicorette Gum, Nicotine Patches, addiction counselling, behavioral change therapy, etc. The main determinate of success is how badly do you want to quit or change. Unless you are committed 100% it won't work... just like dieting! ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
38 years in practice
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How can I stop smoking?

Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
38 years in practice
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How can I stop smoking?

Mutual support helps: You might consider attending a meeting of nicotine anonymous. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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35 years in practice
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How can I stop smoking!

Dr. Bernard Seif
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
35 years in practice
6M people helped
How can I stop smoking!

Everyone is: different but setting target date to stop and then stopping completely on that day can be effective. Learning some self-hypnosis can support this plan of action. Chewing gum or eating mints is useful, especially at high risk times like coffee breaks. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
11M people helped
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How can I stop smoking?

Dr. Dean Giannone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
11M people helped
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
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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


Smoking (Definition)

More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more


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